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Face of the Devil (Karen Taylor #3)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

Suzie Gray is only fifteen when she is stabbed to death within metres of her uncle's yacht on the Isle of Wight. Her body is found in the blood-smeared arms of Olly Matken, a family friend who grew up with her. Schizophrenic and vulnerable, he presents a serious challenge to the police.

'I didn't hurt her!' Olly protests. 'All I did was keep her from the devil.'

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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster
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Lizzie Hayes
Aug 31, 2012 Lizzie Hayes rated it it was amazing
‘Face of the Devil’ by N J Cooper
Published by Simon & Schuster, July 2011. ISBN: 978-1-84983-286-1

Face of the Devil covers ten days. Set mainly on the Isle of Wight where Suzie Gray is killed – just fifteen years old, and stabbed to death within a short distance of her uncle’s yacht.

With a young man with known psychological problems found at the scene of the crime DCI Trench calls on forensic psychologist Karen Taylor to talk to Olly. But all Olly will say is ‘I was keeping her from the devi
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Afsana
Jan 28, 2012 Afsana rated it liked it
i THOUGHT THE BOOK WAS OK AND ENJOYABLE. THE FIRST ONE IN THE LAST FEW OF HERS THAT \i HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN READING.

i FOUNDD IT A BIT HARD HOW SHE TOOK THE WAY THE charlie spoke to her


what i also didn't get why she didn't tell her brother to deal with their mother himself anda llowwed herself to be in the middle
Sandra
Jan 03, 2016 Sandra rated it liked it
Enjoyed this far more than the previous N J Cooper I read - far less emphasis on the brand names of what everyone was wearing/drinking - and a less headstrong Karen for the first part of the book at least. And the writing style, for the most part, is good, although Will remains an unlikeable character.
Ali Hewitt
Dec 06, 2011 Ali Hewitt rated it it was ok
As I come from Southampton I was a bit disappointed by the inaccuracies in the geography - you cannot see the Isle of Wight from anywhere in Southampton itself so Karen's flat could not overlook the island. The Isle of White cannot be seen from Millbrook Rd either...
Debbie Bloor
Oct 28, 2012 Debbie Bloor rated it liked it
First two thirds of the book were quite hard going, even though I felt a good story was there somewhere. If only it had moved on as the final third did. Much more readable.
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Another excellent book in the series. I look forward to the next one!
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