• The Meating Room

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 5
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Series: DI Gilchrist, Book 5
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-18-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the body of Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of Anstruther, all evidence points to suicide. And Magner himself, a wealthy property developer, is currently under investigation for a series of alleged rapes from 30 years ago. In total 15 women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they inexplicably withdraw their complaints until only five remain. With the CPS now reconsidering its case, one of Magner's accusers is killed in a hit-and-run - and the abandoned car is found to be registered to one T Magner.
DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned to the hit-and-run case and soon discovers that Magner's murky past is very much seeping into the present. How did he acquire his wealth? How his first wife die? And why did his business partner commit suicide?And was Magner a serial rapist in his youth? Or was he something far worse?
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 09-28-17

meat and greet

DI Gilchrist again more drama in fyfe area for the police to sort out im am well hooked to these books have nearly run out of them

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4 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 03-04-16

Not for the Squeamish

It has to be said that none of the Gilchrist books have exactly been for the squeamish, the plots have tended towards relatively gruesome crimes. However, in The Meating room T F Muir really goes for broke in attempting to wrest the crown of psycho capital of Scotland towards St Andrews and away from Glasgow and Edinburgh. It quickly becomes obvious that this is a story of the macabre, the description of the book’s second crime scene is genuinely disturbing making this poorly suited to reading with your supper!

If, like me, you can get over that then this is the most action-packed of the series to date and the ending is a breathless scene-switching caper that does take just a little suspension of belief. Muir really puts his characters through their paces and isn’t scared to let a little tragedy into their own personal worlds.

In all this one ups the ante in many ways but still retains the excellent characters that Muir has built for the series. Once you understand Jessie she becomes more real and Gilchrist, well he’s still the maverick, still gets into silly scrapes and is still entertaining because of it. The narration from David Monteath is as good as ever.

Still happy to recommend this series!

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3 out of 5 stars
By RES on 04-01-16

Ok story. Clichéd characters.

Ok story. Clichéd characters.
Has anyone else been left with the impression that the author isn't too keen on women?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 03-19-15

'Meaty' Thriller

Gilchrist grows on you. The first novel was good but I still had my reservations. The character was still being developed. As the series has progressed Muir has nailed it and created a character with as much credibility as the Logan McRae's and Rebus's of this Scottish genre. Just when you think there cannot be a more gruesome murder Muir gives you some and these
are truly vile. Gilchrist's team work. They are real and credible and Muir doesn't insist on happy endings. The reading by David Monteith is exceptional, both he and T J Muir are definitely on my list of favourites.

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