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WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Science. Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Each finger denotes a victim, their heart ripped out and replaced by symbols of their treachery. He admires his trophies weekly; to him each one of them is guilty. DC 'Charlie' Stafford is already investigating a series of escalating racist attacks and it now seems she has a vicious serial killer on her patch.
All the while he's watching, waiting You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Mar 06, Elaine Tomasso rated it really liked it. Charlie has just charged Cornell Miller with racially aggravated wounding and robbery after an intensive investigation and is feeling good about it until he escapes custody overnight. She cannot, much to her dismay, lead the hunt for him as she is called in to assist the murder squad in the death of Susan Barton whose mutilated body has been found in a graveyard.
As the bodies count rises the team struggle to make sense of the little evidence they have. I enjoyed The Trophy Taker. It is a more or less straightforward police hunt for a killer with some interesting side steps. There are three points of view not my favourite approach - Charlie's, the unnamed killer and Cornell Miller during his spree of violence.
I thought the killer's viewpoint was a bit pointless and didn't add anything to the plot except motive. Omitting it would have ramped up the tension and got me more invested in the hunt. The Cornell Miller point of view is much more interesting and a good counterpoint to the murder investigation, although you have to wonder if a drug addict could be as sharp in this thinking as Cornell is. Charlie's point of view covers most of the novel.
The plot is, as I said, fairly straightforward with various pieces of information leading to others and helping to build the case. I must admit that I guessed the perpetrator before the police but it took me a couple of goes. To me, the best bits in the novel were about Cornell Miller as I think Ms Flint does an excellent job on his motivation and his impact on his victims. My heart went out to Moses, his first victim, for his injuries and the way the attack changed his life.
It seems very realistic and sad to me. Charlie Stafford is a good protagonist. She is smart, scruffy and very caring. Her desire to recapture Cornell Miller to ease Moses's worry is admirable, as is her desire to get justice for Susan Barton. The Trophy Taker is an easy read so I have no hesitation in recommending it. Apr 08, Chandra Claypool wherethereadergrows rated it liked it. Book 2 in the DC Charlotte Stafford series brings us a serial killer who takes the ring finger of each victim as a memento.
He leaves behind victims with their chests open, hearts taken out and thrown and leaves "symbols of their treachery". He has a list of people who at one point or another have metaphorically ripped out his heart so he's returning the favor.
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DC Stafford is baffled as each victim is so different from the other. On top of this, she is also tracking a racist man who is addicted Book 2 in the DC Charlotte Stafford series brings us a serial killer who takes the ring finger of each victim as a memento. On top of this, she is also tracking a racist man who is addicted to drugs and attacking minorities for little reward to get his next fix. A typical police procedural, this could also work as a standalone.
I never felt lost in the characters or their backgrounds from missing the first book. This book starts out with a bang and the killer is quite demented, something I always like in a storyline. I did feel it began to get a bit repetitive and there were too many characters introduced that I got a tad bit confused with where the finale came from. I certainly didn't figure out who the killer ended up being which is always a nice surprise.
While the racial attacks were the secondary storyline, I felt myself preferring that over the main premise and would have liked to have delved more into this. Fans of police procedurals with a strong female lead will definitely take a liking to this novel. Big thank you to Aria for this read! Feb 12, Nicki Southwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-reviews. Review to follow. Sarah Flint has written one detailed and shocking mystery. She uses vivid imagery to set her scenes so you have an accurate picture of your surroundings and the people.
Even her plot lines with the coroner are so realistic I felt like I was watching scenes from CSI episodes or one of its spin-offs. The way she describes how the families of victims process their own trauma from dealing with the death or severe injury of a loved one seems psychologically accurate.
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Her crime scenes are incredibly descriptive to the point your skin will crawl and stomach heave as you will be forced to confront some of the worst humanity has to offer. Scenes of child molestation and how pedophiles think are vomit worthy and tear jerking. The bits of historical context she included about various buildings and places was a fun touch that showed Flint really makes an effort to grip her readers attention. May 11, Breakaway Reviewers rated it it was amazing. Welcome back DC Charlie Stafford.
This task force deals mainly with cases of domestic violence or racial attacks. The body of a woman has been discovered in a graveyard. The horror of what they have seen makes them determined to track down the killer. The team realise that they need to work fast to stop this serial killer. Sarah Flint has given us some very special people to tell this story.
The team headed by DI Hunter are a very united group who work well together under pressure. Charlie is still always late, still looks a mess, but her policing skills are always focused on the cases she deals with. The perpetrators, both the murderer and the crackhead, are also real. Sarah Flint is a brilliant author and I look forward to reading the next gruesome murder that Charlie Stafford, her boss Geoffrey Hunter and fellow team members will have to solve. Treebeard Breakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review. Jun 17, Lynda Kelly rated it really liked it. This is another good story by this author but again for me it ended up being marred by way too many mistakes.
And it wasn't free, either!! I returned an e-book last week I'd paid for which was chock-full of mistakes and got my money back because it really isn't good enough, in my opinion. Both times this author's stories alone should've merited 5 stars but both times I've marked them down for the same reason Even on the s This is another good story by this author but again for me it ended up being marred by way too many mistakes.
Even on the second page in we had missing speechmarks which occurred frequently , there were a LOT of apostrophe mistakes She wrote victim's a few times then near the end finally got it right as victims'-that's just irritating. Valance isn't spelt valence, and " Vincent Atkins rubbed his hard with his handkerchief" Duty officer doesn't need a capital D nor does Dark blue.
Now read this sentence out loud with and without the pause for the comma she needlessly added-"Charlie had the distinct impression that he was a man, not much prone to public displays of affection". Notice the difference?? You should do, trust me. If not, try this-"Do you know her husband, Mickey well"? Frog marched didn't need a space and neither does sub consciously or crest fallen. Another puzzle for me was this sentence-"He walked for miles, not caring who saw him, not looking for anyone" A really odd thing to throw into that passage.
Confidante should be confidant, then who and not whose. Then at one part Hunter needed to keep his boss up-to-date on the case and we then had a whole synopsis of exactly what we'd read till then. It felt like needless padding. I WAS happy to see she dropped the nasty American spellings she used in her first book. That was great to see. I was pleased to see Charlie's relationship with Ben is going nicely as well. He's one of the good guys.
Both fascinating subjects I'd never heard about before. Jul 23, Livia Sbarbaro rated it it was amazing. A five star read Gripping ,dark Charlie Stafford a D. Charlie knows who is responsible ,but the vile individual is a slippery snake so Charlie and the team have their work cut out for them.. In the middle of all this there is a murder, a murder soi gruesome.. A wom A five star read A woman has been found in a cemetery butchered and left in the open This is a very sick and disturbed individual who could act like this When a gay man is next to be killed they must look for a connection This killer must be stopped he's taking trophies to put in his box Nothing will stop him with his own agenda When there is a third murder They have multiple suspects..
Or is he..? This killer is ready , focused and prepared to go to any length to see his plan through Before one of their own is put down.? A fast paced thriller You almost guess who is committing these acts Sarah Flint takes you on a journey into the mind of a madman on the loose Aug 28, Chanel Lindsay rated it really liked it. Each finger denotes a victim, tortured and butchered, their heart ripped out and discarded, replaced instead by symbols of treachery. He sits alone admiring his trophies weekly; each and every one of them guilty in his eyes.
DC 'Charlie' Stafford is already investigating a series of escalating racist attacks and it now seems she has a vicious serial killer on her patch. With no leads and time running ou "He keeps each one floating in formaldehyde to stop them from rotting. With no leads and time running out, the team are at near breaking point" Another great read from this author!
While some aspects of this book makes some unpleasant reading, the plotline was definitely gripping and kept me guessing right from the beginning! The story flowed at a steady pace and is the kind of book that needs to be read with the light on! A dark, gruesome and very twisted read! Once again, the characters are very well-written! The main character, Charlie, in particular, is extremely well developed and is a character that I really enjoy reading about.
I love that real police work is in play in the book - there is no unrealistic quick results and the whole team seem genuinely determined to work hard and catch the bad guys. I found it somewhat unbelievable and there was nothing to lead up to the conclusion at all. Shame really. Despite this, I am looking forward to reading the third book! Mar 17, Patricia Romero rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , crime-thrillers.
This is the second of the D. Charlotte Stafford mysteries, based out of London. Charlie has been trying to get scum like Cornell Miller off the street and this time it looks as though the charges may stick. When that doesn't happen, Charlie will have to put Cornell on the back burner as she and the entire department must know look for a killer who is even worse than Cornell.
As Charlie and team delve into the bodies being left in cemeteries, all with the same general MO, hearts ripped out and to This is the second of the D. As Charlie and team delve into the bodies being left in cemeteries, all with the same general MO, hearts ripped out and tossed carelessly on the ground, items left in the cavities and one ring finger missing on each victim.
Everyone is keeping some kind of secret, but is any of it worth murdering to keep quiet about it? Will Charlie end up on a slab before she can figure out who is behind these killings? It will keep you guessing! Flint's descriptions are great, and her characters are pretty well developed. As far as my own opinion, the book seemed to go at a pretty steady pace and then at the end things just were over. I would have liked to have seen a little more depth in the characters. Dec 20, Beth rated it it was amazing.
Charlie and her team are busy investigating a spate of vicious racist attacks when a serial killer strikes. The killer is ripping out the hearts of their victims only to throw it away and keep a finger. Nothing seems to link the victims but they keep piling up. I loved that we got to see more of the team and I fell in love with them even more. They all just interact so well. I also love Charlie so much. She can be a serious police officer but also has a great sense of humour. I think Ben may be m Charlie and her team are busy investigating a spate of vicious racist attacks when a serial killer strikes.
I think Ben may be my new favourite character though. The two cases worked well alongside each other and were both chilling. You get a couple of chapters from both bad guys point of views to add to the tension. Pretty much everyone that was questioned seemed to be a tad suspicious so I had no clue as to who the actual bad guy was. It definitely kept me guessing. The ending was explosive and left me ready for more. May 10, karen walton rated it it was amazing.
Charlie Stafford is a very likeable character as are the rest of the team. You get a real good feel about the whole team which is more like an extended family. Looking forward to the next book which has already been downloaded. May 26, marjorie hall-venmore rated it it was amazing. Awesome Awesome is an understatement to say the least it's a very very well written book that grips you from the word go, it's a rollercoaster of a ride of suspects to not once getting close to knowing who had done what. It's an absolutely brilliant book of twist and turns in every chapter the frustration of looking for one particular person for hurting Moses and then looking for a murderer to which there where many suspects yet not one of them could you say which it was until the killer reviled Awesome Awesome is an understatement to say the least it's a very very well written book that grips you from the word go, it's a rollercoaster of a ride of suspects to not once getting close to knowing who had done what.
It's an absolutely brilliant book of twist and turns in every chapter the frustration of looking for one particular person for hurting Moses and then looking for a murderer to which there where many suspects yet not one of them could you say which it was until the killer reviled himself towards the end. I guarantee you will enjoy this book it's one of the best novels I have read in a long time. It's comes highly recommended. Jun 06, Sylvia rated it it was amazing. This is Sarah's second book featuring Charlie and her team and my god it was as good if not better than her first one Mummy's favourite.
Someone is murdering people who seem to have nothing in common. A respectable separated teacher, a gay man and a young prostitute. What do they have in common and who hates them enough to dismember their bodies to such a vicious degree and what has happened to the finger of the left hand that is always removed, while they are still alive. A fast paced hard hitt This is Sarah's second book featuring Charlie and her team and my god it was as good if not better than her first one Mummy's favourite.
A fast paced hard hitting book with lots of description. A great read. Cannot wait for the next installment! Jun 06, Deb R rated it liked it. A body is found in a cemetery with its heart and ring finger missing. The Trophy Taker is dark and macabre so it isn't for everyone. If you like British police procedurals, you will probably enjoy the book. I found the number of typographical errors to be distracting; the books needs editing.
The action develops and builds slowly.