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The Tattoo Thief

Ng world like the back of her hand but has her own reasons to distrust the police So when she identifies the killer's next target will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone. 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 point of view of the 4 main characters DI Francis Sullivan and DS Rory Mackay give their view as the case progresses plus you also get chapters from tattooist Marni Mullins and the bad guy who is stealing the tattoos from the victimsI enjoyed reading The Tattoo Thief and liked all the bits that Marni told the reader about her job as a tattooist Most crime thrillers dwell on the job of the police officers and it was very nice to have detail about a very different day job This gave The Tattoo Thief added value Characterization of Francis Rory and Marni was good and I liked the chemistry that built between the 3 of themI thought the plot of The Tattoo Thief was okay but found the ending with all it s racing action disappointing Getting the location of where the bad guy may be living chasing there page after page followed by charging around was rather tiresome and lacked a WOW factor compared to finding the first victim in the beginning The final chase for the bad guy did not grab me at all although the thought of Marni naked did brighten my moodI liked The Tattoo Thief and thought the beginning the structure and the character development and chemistry to be good For a debut novel Alison Belsham has done very well and I think her book is a GOOD read that gets 4 stars from meThanks to NetGalley and the publisher Orion for giving me a copy of this book on the understanding that I provide an honest review

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A flayed 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 tattooi. 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 don t actually know who it is Obviously I was trying to guess who but failed miserablyMarni is uite a strong character and I have to say I loved finding out about tattoo s and what a normal working day is like for a tattooist It really makes for some fascinating reading Marni has a lot going on in her life without being caught up in a murder case but it made her so much interesting and I really liked herFrancis I loved Such a great character and I really hope there is going to be books featuring him I liked how he really invested himself in this case even though higher up think they know better He comes across as determined and caring and he would certainly someone I would be happy to have working on a caseThe Tattoo Thief is such an original story line that makes for a page turner of a read It s a very dark read that will have you on the edge of your seat as they close in on the killer There was so many heart in mouth moments that horrified yet thrilled me and I couldn t get enough It was such a great climax also and didn t disappoint Certainly look forward to reading by the authorMy thanks to Trapeze and NetGalley for a copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway

Alison Belsham æ 4 review

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. 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 Sullivan s judgement whilst insisting on courses of action that do nothing to advance the investigation Experienced tattooist Marnie Mullins is not doing well in distancing herself from her ex husband Thierry and has a traumatic past history that has left her distrusting the police She is providing clients with intricate tattoos at the Brighton Tattoo Conference when she slips out to get a cup of coffee To her horror she discovers a dead body in a refuse bin and phones the police to let them know anonymouslySo begins DI Sullivan s first murder case where leads prove to be elusive and he faces intense pressure within the police team watching him waiting for him to fail and the unhelpful micromanaging tendencies of his boss Sullivan is a bright guy who tracks down Marnie a woman ambivalent about helping the police but unwavering in her commitment to help her community being targeted by a serial killer The serial killer s perspective and motivation is interspersed in the narrative along with a clearly troubled family history We are given a picture of a killer who finds it hard to control their blood lust and sees their work as a form of art Sullivan needs Marnie to understand the world of tattooists and the two find themselves working together informally as murders occur Sullivan finds that there some orders from his boss that he cannot in all conscience obey if he wants to protect the public but irrespective of all the obstacles he faces he will not stop trying to nail the killer This brings danger to him and Marnie as the determined pair get closer to the killerAlison Belsham s debut novel is a promising beginning to her career she writes a bleak disturbing gripping and gory tale of a unhinged serial killer roaming Brighton spreading fear in the community I particularly enjoyed the insights into the alternative world of tattooists and the prejudices that those who have tattoos can encounter Sullivan a committed Catholic cannot see why anyone sane should disfigure their body by having one until he has his eyes opened by Marnie If you like your crime thrillers dark brutal unsettling with plenty of blood and gore then this is a read for you Many thanks to Orion for an ARC

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Tattoo Thief
  • Alison Belsham
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 9781409175124

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 t

  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 This one was absolutely an original story and one that had me hookedMarni Mullians is a tattoo exp

  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 f

  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 don't actually know who it is Obviously I was trying to guess who but failed miserablyMarni is uite a strong cha

  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 i

  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 have some amazing body art which someone is obviously desperate to ownDI Francis Sullivan has been new

  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't help but change my mind when I was halfway thorugh it You can tell the author did her research and knew where she wanted this story to go but apparently got a bit lost in the making because

  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 W

  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 fi

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