Shifting Skin

Shifting Skin

The Butcher of Belle Vue’ has struck again. Like the others, the third victim has been partially skinned and dumped on waste ground, her muscles, tendons and ligaments exposed to view. Only this time her face has also been removed. Whoever the killer is, it appears he has a good knowledge of surgery.

Jon Spicer and his new partner, Rick Saville, are on the investigating team. The case is waiting for its first breakthrough, and it seems to come when Jon finds a blood spattered latex glove in the vicinity of the third victim. When it’s discovered the sales rep for the glove manufacturer has been reported as missing only that morning, it appears the case could be close to being cracked.

Then a woman approaches Jon insisting that she heard ‘The Butcher’ claiming his third victim in the next room of a run down motel in Belle Vue. But all she has to back up her story is a business card she recovered from the empty room the next morning. It is from a local escort agency and the name ‘Alexia’ has been scrawled on the back.
Jon’s investigation takes him into the twilight world of Manchester’s escort agencies and the unscrupulous cosmetic surgery industry – ultimately forcing him to confront the propensity for violence that is in every man, even himself.

Title:Shifting Skin
Edition Language:English
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    Shifting Skin Reviews

  • Maureen

    Manchester, in the north of England, and a killer known as the ‘Butcher of Belle View’ has claimed his latest victim. ‘The Butcher’ skins his victims leaving their ligaments, tendons and muscl...

  • Lynda Kelly

    I got bored by this and packed it in at 40%. He has this REALLY irritating habit of never using any paragraph breaks and consequently skips from one place and people to another with no notice so you'r...

  • Sharah McConville

    A great series so far! ...

  • Stephen Clynes

    Follow DI Jon Spicer in this crime thriller set around Manchester.Although this is the second book in the DI Jon Spicer series, each novel can be read as a stand-alone. I have not read any of Chris’...

  • Alex Tye

    I enjoyed this book! But, like other reviewers, I struggled with the language and descriptions of minorities being portrayed, leaving me with a slightly guilty aftertaste for having enjoyed it so much...

  • Jane

    3.5 starsDI Jon Spicer with the Greater Manchester Police is investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found in a park with large chunks of her skin cut off.He’s been assigned a new partner...

  • Bill Thibadeau

    This is the second book I have read by this author. Jolly good read - to use the English vernacular. I enjoyed reading a book that is written with the everyday colloquial language we know as British ...

  • Sarah

    The Belle Vue butcher is terrorising Manchester by killing his victims and removing their faces. Jon Spicer is assigned a new partner, Rick who attempts to rein in some of Spicer's more maverick tende...

  • OldDave J

    Good story - Confusing ContinuityThis is an interesting and engaging tale which is marred somewhat by the jumping from place to place, character to character or time to time with nothing by way of typ...

  • Mrs S E Holmes

    I have not read book 1 but didn’t feel I had to have read that to enjoy this. I found the main character to be somewhat naive. Some of the interactions between him and his partner seemed designed to...