Half serial killer thriller, half gritty police procedural, Original Skin examines the imprints that our darkest sins leave upon us, and just how far we will go to keep them covered.
From the author of the breakthrough crime debut of 2013, Dark Winter.
Simon and Suzie are two pleasure seekers defined by their flamboyant tattoos.
Peter Tressider is a politician on the fast track to the top. DS Aector McAvoy is a policeman with scars to his body and career.
Each is marked in their own way.
And soon each will be branded by the same sinister foe.
Original Skin is a crime novel that leaves a permanent impression. Half serial killer thriller, half gritty police procedural, it examines the imprints that our darkest sins leave upon us, and just how far we will go to keep them covered.
(P)2013 WF Howes Ltd
David spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.
He has written eight novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity, Dead Pretty, Cruel Mercy, and Scorched Earth as well as two McAvoy ebook short stories, A Bad Death and Fire of Lies. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2018 it was adapted for the stage at the Hull Truck Theatre and had a sellout debut run. David has also written The Zealot's Bones, a historical crime novel published under the name D.M. Mark.
He lives in the north of England with his family.