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Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? The middle of winter in St Andrews. When a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case.
Gilchrist's investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a trafficking war. Links to Scotland's foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a killer intent on expanding his territory, pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face to face with the most dangerous man he has ever met.
Born in Glasgow and now a dual UK/US citizen, T. F. Muir 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DCI Andy Gilchrist series published - the first, Eye for an Eye, won the Pitlochry Award for the best crime novel by an unpublished writer, and the second, Hand for a Hand, continues to garner great reviews. He is now working on his next Andy Gilchrist novel, another story suffused with dark alleyways, cobbled streets and all things gruesome.
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By Tracey on 09-01-17
What made the experience of listening to Life for a Life the most enjoyable?
these are a good series well read a time pretty graphic but that is a thiller for you
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
it keeps you wondering what next is coming
What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?
i like the reader he brings characters to life in voice Gilchrist becomes a person you could see in character
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
as above life for a life
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By Simon on 10-14-15
Gilchrist gets a new Sidekick!
Another excellent novel in the series. T F Muir treats us to his usual blend of gruesome plot lines, genuinely scary characters and no little action as the DI Gilchrist story marches forward. Into the pot though he has stirred a new ingredient in the form of a new sidekick. This character may well annoy you . . . but they are meant to . . . worth sticking with it to see how the chemistry between the characters develops.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Carolyn on 12-13-13
IF YOU NEED TO SLEEP DONT DOWNLOAD THIS
Would you consider the audio edition of Life for a Life to be better than the print version?
I love books but the David Monteath's narrations gives a depth to the story, he flips between characters with ease, and his skill ensures you know who is saying what without being told
What was one of the most memorable moments of Life for a Life?
The relationship that builds between the main characters through difficult circumstances adds another dimension to the main story.
Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I've listened to several books narrated by David Monteath, his performance does not vary and you can be sure of the quality and his ability to engage the listener.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This story does not lend itself to either laughter or tears, it is a thriller in its truest form.
Any additional comments?
The expression "page turner" really does mean something here, the depth of the story and the excellent narration eats hours (and miles)
I highly recommend to those that enjoy detective thrillers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful