Original Skin

Original Skin

Book - 2013
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Suspecting foul play in the alleged suicide of a depressed man in an East Yorkshire neighborhood where a new gang has recently seized control of the local drug trade, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy finds the investigation pitting him against elite political figures and other powerful individuals who murderously protect their secrets.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780399158650
0399158650
Branch Call Number: MARK D
Characteristics: 427 p. ; 24 cm.

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Dreamstime
Mar 20, 2017

There is a lot to like in this story. I like the relationship between DS McAvoy and his wife and his boss Trish Pharaoh. The writing is great. I am not a fan of the story though. The originating thread of a vicious drug war gives way to a violent drama involving casual sex among promiscuous men and woman of all kinds. It was not so explicit as to require hand washing after reading, but I still had a hard time engaging with the characters. Even so, David Mark's writing is lovely and I am becoming a huge fan of Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. Original Skin is not as good as his first book The Dark Winter (a 5-star review from me), but it is still worth a read.

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(DS Aector McAvoy #2)

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