Shifting Skin by Chris Simms

Book Description

August 1, 2014
Second book in the critically-acclaimed DI Spicer series
The Butcher of Belle Vue’ has struck again. Like the first two victims, the third has been partially skinned and dumped on waste ground: muscles, tendons and ligaments exposed to view. Only this time, her face has also been removed.
Jon Spicer and his new partner, Rick Saville, are approached by a woman who insists she heard ‘The Butcher’ claiming his latest victim in the next-door room of a run-down hotel in Belle Vue. But all she has to back up her story is an escort’s business card recovered from the empty room the following morning.
Jon’s investigation takes him into the twilight world of Manchester’s sex workers and the unscrupulous cosmetic surgery industry, eventually forcing him to confront the potential for violence within every man – even within himself.
Review –
The story line is well thought out and easy to follow but there are many twists and turns.  Jon Spicer is a flawed character but you can’t help but like him. Rick Saville, his new partner (who might be a plant) ,I’m a bit unsure of. 
This is a fast read that at times will have ou on the edge of your seat.  Loved this book and will have to find more by this author.
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