Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Someone who insinuates himself into his victims lives and leaves them with nothing but an elegant black stocking knotted around their necks.Homicide detective Lt. Steve Markarian must stop the killer before another vulnerable woman is sacrificedpossibly even his own estranged wife.Beset with loneliness and addictions, Steve pursues leads all over greater Bostonfrom the haunts of blue-blooded Brahmins, to seedy strip joints, to mansions by the sea, to the halls of prestigious universities, to the offices of his own precinctand to the recesses of his own heart, only to discover that he himself may actually be the killer.In this stunning psychological thriller, bestselling author Gary Braver explores the nature of beauty, how women may strive to achieve it, and the forbidden yearnings that kill in its name.

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Right of the bat I have to say that this isn't a medical thriller, I have read dozens in the last decade and this is laced with some procedures but don't expect Robin Cook or Michael Palmer, nevertheless this had some bits and pieces of surgery laced story that added to the tale and made for an interesting ending.

Skin Deep Author: Gary Braver Reviewed by Fran Lewis Terry Farina had a date. All of the women resemble or have some characteristics of Dana, Steves wife. Even going to the surgeon with Dana enlightens him into the depths that some women will go to in order to have the perfect outer appearance. Gary Braver takes you on an inside journey into the minds of women who feel the need to as he states reinvent themselves in more ways than one. But, wait until you learn more about our perverted stepmother, why she thinks what she is doing with her stepson is right, how she explains what she wants him to learn and why he needs to hide her teachings from his father is really sick but will enlighten you to the reasons behind many of the final outcomes. There is still more to come and Dana has yet to have her first treatment from Dr. Monks in her effort to turn back the clock as Steve envisions what might have happened to Terry, what she looked like in her other life, other name and sorted activities, leading him to many dead ends and several unanswered questions. You can feel his resentment of Steve and his great skills as a detective. But, then the body count rises and more women are victims of this killer and the similarities are evident and Steve realizes that Dana just might be in trouble. Calls come in from other precincts, old cases come to light and more victims of this killer are brought into the forefront even though their deaths were not deemed as murders. Steve reveals his secret regarding the case and the investigation takes on a different turn. As his partner is investigated, the original victim commits suicide and the light in the operating room is turned on Dana. Each of the victims resemble each other, including Dana, Steves wife. When the pieces of the faces begin to fall into place you wont believe which one the killer wants to destroy next. An ending that is spinetingling and a detective that is relentless to make sure that Dana wont be the killers next victim. Author Gary Braver takes the reader inside the operating room of a noted plastic surgeon, the mind of a demented killer and the investigators that stop at nothing to find him before another victim gets scarfed.

Now it's Detective Steve Markarian's job to find the killer before it's too late. When starts investigating why Terry Farina was killed, Steve uncovers the disturbing and twisted mind of a psychopathic killer. In fact the killer's next victim is none other then Steve's wife Dana. First off let me start by saying when I saw that Skin Deep by Gary Braver was coming out, I was so excited. Gary Braver's books are a must read!

It really picks up at the end and I think it was worth the time spent to read, but this definitely did not grab me by the throat by any means.

Pretty good for what it was.

  • English

  • Thriller

  • Rating: 3.42
  • Pages: 448
  • Publish Date: July 8th 2008 by Forge Books
  • Isbn10: 0765309750
  • Isbn13: 9780765309754