The Skin Code

By: Stephen Williams

Thank you to NetGalley and Joffe Books for the ARC of this book.

There’s a serial killer in town and Detective Mary Hume needs to figure out who it is and fast, before there is another victim. The serial killer is etching codes into his victims’ skin – but what do they mean, and how are they all connected? But in order to crack the code, she needs the help of an ex-police officer, Raine, who can figure things out and get the people that Detective Hume cannot. In this race against time thriller, will they be able to figure it all out before the next victim falls?

I love a good serial killer book, and this one seemed uber interesting based on the premise. However, for me (and based on other reviews, I seem to be in the minority), this one fell a little flat. The subplots in this book, while mostly connected to the main plot, were a little boring for me. Personally, I’m not a big fan of reading about drugs, and that was a big part of this book. So it just didn’t work for me – but I’m sure it would be good for others. Due to that, I found those parts a little boring. However, I REALLY enjoyed the psychological analysis behind the killer, the figuring out the code, and the ending left on a cliff hanger that left me wanting more.

Overall, a good book. This will be released on June 9, 2022. Pre-Order your copy here.