What secrets from the past was he about to uncover?
When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a shallow grave, DCI Andy Gilchrist is tasked with finding her murderer. But a psychic's warnings and markings on a rusted cigarette lighter found among the rotted remains set Gilchrist off on a trail that will take him back 35 years - back to his past and on course to find his brother's killer in a fatal hit and run accident.
When dental records from an extracted tooth force Gilchrist to confront the unthinkable - that his brother was her killer - he keeps his fears to himself, only to be suspended on suspicion of destroying evidence. But Gilchrist battles on in his quest for answers. Who was the woman? Why was she murdered? And was the fatal hit and run really an accident?
About the author: Born in Glasgow and now a dual UK/US citizen, Frank is a crime novelist with the first two books of his DCI Andy Gilchrist series published - the first, Eye for an Eye, won the Pitlochry Award for the best crime novel by an unpublished writer, and the second, Hand for a Hand, continues to garner great reviews. Frank is now working on his next Andy Gilchrist novel, another story suffused with dark alleyways, cobbled streets and all things gruesome.
©2013 T F Muir (P)2013 Audible Ltd
"Everything I look for in a crime novel" (Louise Welsh)
"Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map." (Daily Record)
"A bright new recruit to the swelling army of Scots crime writers" (Quintin Jardine)
Loved these books having now read all three in the series currently available on audible. Really like this narrator and hope they will stick with him in future books in the series. You do need to read them in the correct order and will certainly enjoy them all the more for doing so. They are pretty clever books with enough twists and turns to keep you listening late into the night. Like Gilchrist and his sidekicks and would hope this series will continue to delight as the charactors are developed further, So far this author puts me in mind of Caro Ramsay who I am a great fan of.
I enjoyed this very much from the plausible and exciting plot to the way the narrator brought the characters life. Each character was given a perfect voice and the ending had me unable to turn it off. Start to finish it was an exciting and twisty, turny plot and I thoroughly recommend it.
A man with a child in his ears.
This is a high quality series and this is my favourite so far. Lots of twists and turns, a further development of Gilchrist's personal story and a fiendishly difficult crime to solve all brought to life with excellent narration.. It simply ticks all the boxes!
I enjoy reading but never find the time to pick up a book so Audible has been a great find! Addicted to good detective crime books!
Thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of these books and narrator very good- made it very easy to listen to and get into the book with the accent! Read in the wrong order but i don't think it really mattered. So glad I found these- really looked forward to switching on- shame there aren't anymore to listen to.
I find the pace and simplicity if the story compelling with just enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. the explanatory nature of some of the text is endearing as the story line is often hard to take.
The narration is excellent and totally in keeping with the story.
Will continue to listen to this series
I was really enjoying tale - till the last two hours ( other than the not too good welsh accent - but easily forgiven).
Confusing, unbelievable n feel let down by end...
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed this book more than the last one in the series. Even though it involved his family again because it was so far in the past it was satisfying to know that it was solved.
Just finished a Tooth for a Tooth, I've never read/listened to any of this authors books before but will now look out for other stories. Enjoyed the story and the characters and particularly references to landmarks which are local to me
Was sad when this ended! The narrator was good, the story full of twists and turns. I felt a lot of sadness as I listened to parts of the story!
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