This last mystery of the day is not one to be read after dark, unless you want a nightmare or two!
It is the 5th book in the Gilchrist series.
When Thomas Magner’s business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of St. Andrews, all evidence points to suicide. Meanwhile Magner, a wealthy property developer, is under investigation for a series of alleged rapes almost thirty years ago. In total, eleven women are prepared to go to court to testify against him, but one by one they withdraw their complaints until only six remain. With the procurator fiscal now reconsidering her case, one of the remaining accusers is found brutally murdered in her home. Even though Magner’s alibi is rock solid, DCI Andy Gilchrist is convinced he is somehow responsible. But as Gilchrist and his sidekick DS Jessie Janes dig deeper, they begin to expose Magner’s murky past and uncover a horrifying secret that has lain dormant for decades. Was Magner a serial rapist in his youth? Or was he something much worse?
This book starts off with a pretty gruesome murder scene, so be warned, this is NOT a locked room little grey cell mystery. No this is depravity and cruelness shrouded in mystery that rivals an onion, as it has SO many layers! Once again Muir takes Gilchrist and his team through a convoluted case that requires all their special skills to try to figure out, and just when they think they have it, they find out they're wrong, Or ARE they? As the mystery heats up, more crimes evolve and grisley comes back into play. So if you are squeamish,this might NOT be the book for you. But if you can handle it, then this is an awesome read that will have you holding your breath and screaming out loud, as you anxiously turn the pages!
About the Author:
T. Frank Muir is a Scottish crime novelist known for his DCI Andy Gilchrist mysteries, which include Eye for an Eye, Hand for a Hand, Tooth for a Tooth, and Life for a Life. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Frank was plagued from a young age with the urge to see more of the world than the rain sodden slopes of the Campsie Fells. By the time he graduated from University with a degree he hated, he’d already had more jobs than the River Clyde has bends. Short stints as a lumberjack in the Scottish Highlands and a moulder’s labourer in the local foundry convinced Frank that his degree was not such a bad idea after all. Thirty-plus years of living and working overseas helped him appreciate the raw beauty of his home country. Now a dual US/UK citizen, Frank makes his home in the outskirts of Glasgow, from where he visits St Andrews regularly to carry out some serious research in the old grey town’s many pubs and restaurants. Frank lives outside of Glasgow, Scotland. Check out his website for more info.