The Tattoo Thief

The Tattoo Thief

A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers 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 t A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpenin...

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Title:The Tattoo Thief
Author:Alison Belsham
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Tattoo Thief
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Tattoo Thief Reviews

  • Karen
    Aug 20, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

  • Stephen Clynes
    Sep 03, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

  • Lainy
    Sep 10, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

  • Angela
    Nov 20, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

  • Love
    Jan 04, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    Sep 22, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 21, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

  • Ellen
    Sep 21, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

  • Sharon
    Sep 20, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

  • Julia
    Oct 05, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jun 25, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Sep 14, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

  • Mariska
    Jun 10, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

  • Thebooktrail
    Sep 19, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

  • Joanne Robertson
    Oct 03, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

  • Sarah
    Jul 28, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

  • Mandy White
    Aug 16, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

  • Colette Lamberth
    Jul 06, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

  • Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
    Sep 18, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it easy reading with a gripping storyline. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find it excessively gory or graphic. Just sufficiently so to convey the mood of the book. Great concept, and a pretty scary concept, as someone with extensive tatto...

    I was gifted this book by a friend and didn?t have any idea what I was getting into, but ooooh I enjoyed it! It?s a dark crime story, which is rather gruesome at parts, told from the point of view of four characters: DI Francis Sullivan, a young DI on his first case; Rory, his unwi...

    Oooh this book was right up my street as a tattoo fan myself with several tattoos and a killer (the tattoo thief) even better haha! This story was bloody brilliant! The story is told through each of the different characters. Written brilliantly? I must say though that Marni should...

  • Paromjit
    Jul 02, 2018

    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, t...

  • Zarco Dragonetti
    Aug 28, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it easy reading with a gripping storyline. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find it excessively gory or graphic. Just sufficiently so to convey the mood of the book. Great concept, and a pretty scary concept, as someone with extensive tatto...

  • Jayne Catherine pinkett
    Apr 08, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

  • Lucy Banks
    Aug 12, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

  • Kelly Van Damme
    Jan 08, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

  • Vanessa Schelfhout
    Mar 09, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

  • Lia  °booksnpenguins°
    Aug 23, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

  • Samantha
    Jun 17, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it easy reading with a gripping storyline. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find it excessively gory or graphic. Just sufficiently so to convey the mood of the book. Great concept, and a pretty scary concept, as someone with extensive tatto...

    I was gifted this book by a friend and didn?t have any idea what I was getting into, but ooooh I enjoyed it! It?s a dark crime story, which is rather gruesome at parts, told from the point of view of four characters: DI Francis Sullivan, a young DI on his first case; Rory, his unwi...

    Oooh this book was right up my street as a tattoo fan myself with several tattoos and a killer (the tattoo thief) even better haha! This story was bloody brilliant! The story is told through each of the different characters. Written brilliantly? I must say though that Marni should...

    DI Francis Sullivan has been assigned his first case. He may be the youngest DI the department has had, but what he lacks in age he makes up for with passion and smarts. A partially flayed body was discovered near a tattoo convention in Brighton, leaving Sullivan and his colleagues wit...

  • Hayley
    Oct 05, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it easy reading with a gripping storyline. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find it excessively gory or graphic. Just sufficiently so to convey the mood of the book. Great concept, and a pretty scary concept, as someone with extensive tatto...

    I was gifted this book by a friend and didn?t have any idea what I was getting into, but ooooh I enjoyed it! It?s a dark crime story, which is rather gruesome at parts, told from the point of view of four characters: DI Francis Sullivan, a young DI on his first case; Rory, his unwi...

  • Anke
    Mar 17, 2019

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

  • Heleen Kist
    Dec 15, 2018

    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, t...

    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...

    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 bu...

    The Tattoo Thief is a pacy and addictive thriller that I read all in one go - it is dark and quite brutal with an excellent twisty plot and some intriguing characters. I liked Marni, tattoo artist, who gets caught up in a serial killer case despite her best efforts to stay out of it a...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A well paced whodunnit with great characterisation - though sometimes a bit far-fetched. Marni's tattooing a guy called Steve in her hometown in Brighton, when she discovers a body in the bins outside...

    Well. If you like your crime dark and graphic then this is the book for you. As 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 ...

    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 dead. This crime thriller is set around Brighton and in her debut novel, Alison ...

    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 first book in a trilogy. The gory story is narrate...

    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, bu...

    I really enjoyed The Tattoo Thief. I wasn?t sure what to expect going into it, but I found myself getting pulled into the story really quickly. I liked the tattoo angle, not least because I have a few myself, so it was interesting to read about. Marni Mullins is a tattoo artist, a...

    This book was on my radar for quite some time before I read it and once I did get my hands on a copy I just had to start it straight away. And I read it in one sitting as well as it is so completely and utterly gripping that I couldn?t bare to put it down! If, like me, you?re findi...

    Well, that?s one way to kick off a book! We are talking tattoo removal with not a laser in sight! The Tattoo Thief brings a whole new method to the removal of body art! Moving swiftly onto a tattoo convention in Brighton and this book has got all my synapses snapping! The Tattoo T...

    Oh my, it's finished. I really enjoyed reading this book. Very exciting and I could hardly put it away. ...

    Removing tattooed skin with the victim still alive is definitely an original and rather gruesome method for a killer. I can only wonder at where the author got their inspiration from but it made for a good read. I didn?t care much for any of the police officers and they had a bit of ...

    Sometimes a book comes along that is so clever that when you finish it you feel like you have been hit on the head with a brick, like in the cartoons you watched as a child. As you exhale a WOW and sit for a few minutes in the stunned awe. Replaying your favourite parts over and over...

    The Tattoo Thief is a unique police procedural with an interesting premise, albeit not one for the faint of heart and weak of stomach! The story has a gruesome opening and ? be warned ? is stomach-churning at times throughout. The killer?s narration is creepy and grim. From th...

    Just finished. Very gruesome in places but goodness me I couldn't put it down ...

    Loved it. It was like I was in the book while reading. Written very vividly with a lot of details. Loved the plot, started reading the book and did not want to stop! I want more inspector sullivan ^^ ...

    The Tattoo Thief is a chilling thriller featuring a very likeable DI and his very annoying boss, a kick-ass (and yes, you can take that literally) female tattoo artist and her French ex-husband / womaniser / tattoo artist, Pepper the dog, a koi fish and many other tattoos, the Yakuza (...

    The Tattoo Thief is one of those books that will really get under your skin?sorry I couldn?t resist! It is true though, I really struggled to put this book down and was walking round my house with kindle in hand permanently. It is a really fast paced, intriguing tale and the action...

    Thoroughly enjoyable crime-thriller set in good ole' Brighton. Plenty of noir elements to this book, and some gloriously graphic scenes about flaying (so definitely not for the faint of heart). The characters were well written, and with a strong female lead, and you do get a real sens...

    Time taken to read - 3 days Pages - 304 Publisher - Trapeze Source - ARC Blurb from Goodreads A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again... When Brighton tattoo artist Ma...

    I read a lot of crime fiction but I have never read a book where the crime is based around tattooing and it is something I know absolutely nothing about. There are four points of view, Francis, or to his annoyance Frank, is a new DI who has to prove that he is capable to do the job to...

    I know nothing about the world of tattoos apart from what I see on Tattoo Fixers on the telly. but something about this novel intrigued me as the premise seemed so interesting and new. I don?t understand how someone can willingly undergo a needle just to have a flower or something on...

    Wow, what a story this is! Loved every word of it! Can you imagine someone knocking you out unconscious and then start flaying you to steal your tattoo? Neither did I, until I read this fantastic book. During the entire read I couldn?t stop thinking about my own tattoo and how grueso...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it easy reading with a gripping storyline. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find it excessively gory or graphic. Just sufficiently so to convey the mood of the book. Great concept, and a pretty scary concept, as someone with extensive tatto...

    I was gifted this book by a friend and didn?t have any idea what I was getting into, but ooooh I enjoyed it! It?s a dark crime story, which is rather gruesome at parts, told from the point of view of four characters: DI Francis Sullivan, a young DI on his first case; Rory, his unwi...

    Oooh this book was right up my street as a tattoo fan myself with several tattoos and a killer (the tattoo thief) even better haha! This story was bloody brilliant! The story is told through each of the different characters. Written brilliantly? I must say though that Marni should...

    DI Francis Sullivan has been assigned his first case. He may be the youngest DI the department has had, but what he lacks in age he makes up for with passion and smarts. A partially flayed body was discovered near a tattoo convention in Brighton, leaving Sullivan and his colleagues wit...

    What looks like unrelated killings turns out to be a serial killer on the loose and the police are on the case with the (reluctant) help of a tattoo artists. I didn't see the twists coming, which is always a good sign, and having never been to Brighton I now want to visit. There ar...