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Publisher's Summary

After the tragic death of his lover, Helen Flemming, Eisenmenger throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist. The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton brings him in to help on the grisly discovery of a severed head in a local farmyard.
When a headless – but female – body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this shows all the signs of the work of a serial killer. However, this killer seems to have scientific knowledge and a desire to experiment with his victims in his search for the ultimate soul…
©2010 Keith McCarthy (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Boggy of Bucks on 02-22-15

An Unhelpful Review

There is something not quite right about this story. All the ingredients are there but it had lost something in the telling. This is not a criticism of Sean Barrett's superb narration; but of the quality of ... what? The language perhaps? A hastiness or laziness in the choice of words? Too many easy cliches? Characters with too little credibility? Something isn't 100%.

And I tell you what's really annoying. Each chapter is preluded with a single line from the chapter you are about to hear. What's that all about? Every time you hear the words used in context they jar with the story. It emphasises a handful of words that then just distract from the reading.

Sorry, this review doesn't help does it? I am not saying, don't buy it, because it's basically fine. I'm just a trifle irritated with the author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Northernrose on 11-14-17

Great series

Completely addicted to this series. Strong characters, great plot, well written and delivered by one of my favourite readers.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 07-21-17

Shocking, but in a good way.

This instalment is a real shocker. Utterly gruesome and cruel, so be warned. Although it is my least favourite of the series up til now - I do think the author went a bit too far on the sensational meter - it's still a compelling read if you like the horror/crime genre and the others in the series. Having said that, the character development was a little lacking, so if you skip this one you're not missing much on that side of things, I don't think.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Col Gorman on 06-27-17


Another solid book , This was the second one I had read in the series and I chose it because I liked the blurb. I was not disappointed as it was a great story.

The narration was superb as always

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