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Yed body newly promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help There's a serial killer at large slicing tattoos from his victims' bodies while they're still alive Marni knows the tattooing world l. Well If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for youAs to what the book is about It does what it says on the tin There is a killer selecting people with tattoos and removing them whilst the person is still alive Gory enough for you We re not talking tiny butterflies here by the way all those chosen have some amazing body art which someone is obviously desperate to ownDI Francis Sullivan has been newly promoted at just 29 years of age His promotion has not gone down well with his colleague DS Rory Mackay who was also hoping to get the post Tensions between the two simmer with Sullivan s inexperience being an irritant to Mackay It doesn t help that their DCI is a rude ignorant brute of a man who has no time for reasoning or excuses and just wants results NowSet in Brighton the story is told from 4 perspectives Francis Rory a tattooist called Marni Mullins and an unknown voice who I took to be the killerMarni is a complex character clearly damaged by past events of which the reader is gradually made aware Divorced from fellow tattoo artist Thiery Mullins she is a respected tattoo artist in her own right She still holds a torch for her ex husband and even though she resents his interference in her life she can t uite let go It is Marni who discovers the first victim and when Francis approaches her for assistance with his enuiries into the tattooist community she is conflicted She wants to help catch the killer but doesn t want to help the police There were the inevitable eye rolls from me whenever she went off piste and ignored advice How many times do bad things happen when they do that Some people never learnThe Tattoo Thief is rather graphic than the crime thrillers I would normally choose but I really enjoyed this I can be a bit of a wuss where mutilation of bodies are concerned and there were times when I winced and had to look away at a particularly gruesome description but the story raced along at a pace and kept my interest all the way through The voice of the killer is particularly chilling as are the references to The Collector I particularly liked the interaction between Marni and Francis partly because they were so very different in personality Francis was very religious a regular church goer with family issues of his own His inexperience in dealing with suspects and witnesses meant for some clumsy interviewing which did get people s backs up including Marni s However for all her antipathy towards the police there was a connection between the two which I suspect might be explored furtherI did feel uite sorry for Francis His lack of experience made him a marked man in some uarters and some people had no hesitation in throwing him under a bus if it suited them However he had a stubborn nature and wouldn t go away uietly He wants to prove himself by solving the case any way he can In that respect he and Marni were well matchedThe Tattoo Thief was an intriguing and tension filled read from beginning to end I m interested to see how the characters of Sullivan and Mullins develop and will definitely be reading of this series

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The Tattoo Thief

Ike the back of her hand but has her own reasons to distrust the police So when she identifies the The Tattoo Epubkiller's next target will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone. 35 stars

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A policeman on his first murder caseA tattoo artist with a deadly secretAnd a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill againWhen Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a fla. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewA well paced whodunnit with great characterisation though sometimes a bit far fetchedMarni s tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton when she discovers a body in the bins outside She phones it into the police only to find herself hauled into the centre of a twisted serial killing spree As if the poor love hasn t got enough on her plate with her problematic ex husband still in the neighbourhood Turns out that this murderer has a taste for collecting tattoos and whats they only want the finest that s out there Francis a religious copper who s recently been promoted is on the case but only if his boss will let him get on with the task at hand However he didn t count on meeting a lady like MarniOverall I liked the book and read it very uickly over the course of a couple of nights I was invested in the characters particularly brittle Marni who was a definite treat to read and wanted to find out what happened The ending was fairly satisfying with a couple of twists that weren t immediately obvious and it was enough to keep me satisfied I think the author definitely excels at characterisation with some of her characters you really get a sense that she s dug deep to pull out their authenticity and vulnerability However I was slightly disappointed to see some very over used genre cliches in this book not least the golf playing police chief who obstructs the good cop s efforts that was a trope I could well have done without There were also a few moments that felt a bit unconvincing For example if you d just been brutally attacked by a serial killer and they d tried to flay you alive would you check yourself out of hospital without anyone knowing then return the the scene of the crime in the middle of the night Also what happened to Marni s dog I needed to know I was worried However this sort of thing is uite common in books like this It s such a popular over populated genre that there s bound to be some crossover and it must be hard to get total originality As such I m giving it a four out of five stars as it was really compelling to read


10 thoughts on “The Tattoo Thief

  1. says:

    This is an infinitely dark crime thriller set in Brighton in the fascinating world of tattoo artists with a macabre serial killer that takes pleasure in removing tattoos by flaying alive the murder victims The youngest DI Francis Sullivan faces hostility from his second in command the older experienced DS Rory Mackay who thinks he should have been the one promoted and from his boss DCI Martin Bradshaw disinclined to trust Sulliva

  2. says:

    This book will not be for everyone it is dark disturbing and graphic If you can cope with that you will love this book Lately there have been a lot of books with such similar stories that it has been hard to tell them apart

  3. says:

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewA well paced whodunnit with great characterisation though sometimes a bit far fetchedMarni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton when she discovers a body in the bins outside She phones it into the police only to find herself hauled into the centre of a twisted serial killing spree As if the poor love hasn't got enough on her plate with her

  4. says:

    he Tattoo Thief flicks between four characters Marni a tattooist Francis a DI Rory who works under Francis and the killer The killer even though we get to meet them and see inside their dark and twisted mind we

  5. says:

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go it is dark and uite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing charactersI liked Marni tattoo artist who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it and the mystery elements are well plotted to keep things unexpected It is gripping and often darkly violent descriptively this is not f

  6. says:

    Well If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for youAs to what the book is about “It does what it says on the tin” There is a killer selecting people with tattoos and removing them – whilst the person is still alive Gory enough for you? We’re not talking tiny butterflies here by the way – all those chosen hav

  7. says:

    The Tattoo Thief was a bit of a disappointment The premise is awesome Tattoos and serial killers? Sign me the f up However I couldn

  8. says:

    35 stars

  9. says:

    Buzz Buzz and the tattoo machine inks another person having given their consent to the tattooist to make their mark However there is a thief about who steals tattoos off people leaving them for deadThis crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel Alison Belsham gives the case to newly promoted DI Francis Sullivan What is nice about this police procedural is that there are separate chapters from the poin

  10. says:

    WOW – This is one gory and gruesome debut and if you have a strong stomach I am pretty sure you will love this book The Tattoo Thief is the debut novel from Alison Belsham published by Trapeze and available to buy now and is the fir