Skin

Skin

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Baker & Taylor
Detective Jack Caffery and police driver Flea Marley follow a trail of apparent suicides to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries, where someone--or something--lurks, ready to disappear into darkness or slip into houses unseen.

Blackwell North Amer
When the decomposing body of a young woman is found near the railway tracks just outside of Bristol one hot May morning, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide. But Jack Caffery is not so sure. Other apparent suicides are cropping up, and they all have some connection to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries just outside the city, Caffery begins to suspect a shadowy hunter, someone - or something - that can disappear into darkness and slip into houses unseen. Could it have to do with the creature who narrowly escaped Caffery's grasp on his last case? Or is something more sinister at work?
Working alongside Caffery is police diver Flea Marley, whose relationship with Caffery seems at times to have a personal dimension. Flea takes it on herself to pursue her own investigation and returns again and again to Elf's Grotto. But then she stumbles upon something far too close to home for comfort, and no one - not even Caffery - can help her face it.

Baker
& Taylor

Detective Jack Caffery and police driver Flea Marley--the protagonists from author's previous thriller, Ritual--follow a trail of apparent suicides to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries, where someone--or something--lurks, ready to disappear into darkness or slip into houses unseen.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2010], c2009
ISBN: 9780802119308
0802119301
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 24 cm

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wilqser
May 20, 2014

English crime thriller about a series of murders/suicides being investigated by a police diver and a a detective. The bodies have shown signs that of gruesome mutilation - the skin and hair of some of them have been removed. Alot of getting used to the English lingo and certain towns and cities. Average book.

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rahmmie
Apr 05, 2013

I couldn't really get into this book. I felt like the author jumped around with the plot, almost like she didn't even have a clear idea of it before putting it to paper

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