The Book of Souls

The Book of Souls

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Every year for ten years, a young woman’s body was found in Edinburgh at Christmas time: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim was Detective Constable Tony McLean’s fiancée. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake, and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree. Twelve years later, a fellow prisoner has just murdered the incarcerated Christmas Killer. But with the arrival of the festive season comes a body. A young woman: naked, washed, her throat cut. Is this a copycat killer? Was the wrong man behind bars all this time? Or is there a more sinister, frightening explanation?

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
ISBN: 9781443426053
Branch Call Number: FIC Oswal
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 23 cm


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Aug 08, 2014

This is the third book I have read in this series. I had such hope at the beginning but his central character seems to be making no change. He is a very disfunctional guy and I don't see how he could be effective in his job if he doesn't get with the program. Or maybe I am just not finding him engaging after 3 books.

Jul 26, 2014

I'd never read this author before and I'm still not quite sure why I stayed with it. It was slow at the start, but somewhat picked up. I think for me, It was more of wanting to know WHO was doing it (again). Alot of chapters, but short ones. By the 57th chapter, I knew had done the murders. It wasn't a "page turner" for me, but I guess maybe just because i already had so much time invested in reading it, I decided I may as well see it thru. I HATED "Dagwood" with a passion!!! I don't know if this story is part of a series, but the ending was a bit untold. It's just hard to find the right words to describe the authors writings. Glad to have read it tho.

Mar 08, 2014

First book I have read by this author, I really enjoyed it. Three crimes on the go, one a serial killer plus the politics of the police station all make for interesting reading.


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Sep 07, 2015

Set in modern-day Edinburgh, a detective inspector is haunted by the crimes of a serial killer and faced with the specter of another one, a copy-cat.

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