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This is an ARC for ISBN13:9781619227781 The Skintaker

You have what he wants! Reclusive nineteen-year-old Rosie Shields hopes for a new lease of life that will free her from the stigma of her debilitating skin condition. Making a pilgrimage to the Amazon rainforest, Rosie experiences a new world beyond her wildest dreams among the mysterious Myahueneca tribe. But Rosie's
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Paperback, ARC Edition, 202 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Samhain Publishing
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Wesley Thomas
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Childhood trauma starts this immense novel with a powerful, fiery opening. A phenomenon in horror fiction that is truly chilling. Frazer offers the reader so much more than a book, he guarantees an experience.

After a tragic accident that kills both of her parents, Rosie is left under the supervision of her aunt and uncle. But this is no fairytale, neither aunt nor uncle are loving, caring or generous. They are simply doing the Christian thing by taking her in. Rosie also suffers from a skin
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
I had high hopes for this book, being a horror fan. But there are so many types of horror, that horror is not just horror. Confusing right? Yup.

It took me AGES to finish this book, for the first half I started it in January and would read a few pages, put it down, read another book and try again, it was not until past the halfway mark that it perked my interest and then I finished it in a few hours.

It was like two different books, in my opinion, the slow build up is way too slow and will bore
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J.H. Moncrieff
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simply brilliant. Frazer Lee is the master of all things spooky.
Sarah
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
3.5 stars

Many thanks to Maxine from Booklover Catlady Publicity & reviews and the author as I won an e copy of this novel in a give away on her Facebook page.

The Skintaker is essentially a horror novel but I have to admit that probably the first half of the novel felt more like a work of contemporary fiction and the second half was definitely horror.

Don't get me wrong I did actually enjoy how the story starts off with the tragic fire that leaves Rosie's parents dead and the journey she sets
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Angela Crawford
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the Description:


You have what he wants!



Reclusive nineteen-year-old Rosie Shields hopes for a new lease of life that will free her from the stigma of her debilitating skin condition. Making a pilgrimage to the Amazon rainforest, Rosie experiences a new world beyond her wildest dreams among the mysterious Myahueneca tribe. But Rosie’s dreams soon turn to nightmares when she embarks on a ritual vision quest that takes her to the very heart of darkness. Trapped between murderous hunters and
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Catherine Cavendish
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Frazer Lee knows a thing or two about pacing, he knows more than a thing or two about characterization and allowing a plot to develop at a deceptively – almost gentle – pace, with a few short, sharp shocks to keep you on your toes and to ensure you become hooked and intrigued. Then he hits you with the full force of his story.

That is the way with The Skintaker. The main character, Rosie, has had a pretty rough childhood. Orphaned in a terrible fire from which she was rescued by her uncle – a
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Review: THE SKINTAKER by Frazer Lee

In the waning of the second decade of the 20th century, a young Ohio farm girl is horribly disfigured in the house fire which kills her parents. Adopted by her pastor uncle and aunt, she travels with them, to the Amazon rainforest, where Uncle Gregory plans to bring the gospel to the indigenous tribes. The tribe, however, worship a brutal demigod, the Skintaker. Nothing that follows could possibly be expected; but fans of extreme horror will find it all very
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Sara Tantlinger
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A delightfully, gory tale that presents the slow building burn of horror through the tale of Rosie and the horrors she becomes exposed to. Her character's evolution is enchanting and full of sticky, gritty moments that come back to shape her choices and progression. The tale of the Skintaker is only one of the many interactions that come to shape how this protagonist changes from start to finish. A truly gripping read that presents some fleshy moments impossible to scrub from the mind.
Stuart West
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Frazer Lee's The Skintaker is a phenomenally ambitious, yet challenging adventure/horror hybrid. While low on horror content for the first three-quarters of the book, it remains a thoroughly engrossing adventure addressing the darkness within humanity and other lofty issues. But the last third, Lee lets his horror flag fly. Some of the narrative arc didn't quite gel for me, the pacing seeming a little off (hence my four star review). But I don't really care as Lee's writing is stellar, at times ...more
Josef Hernandez
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Well-written but ultimately somewhat disappointing

For a full review, please go to http://www.examiner.com/review/the-sk... and follow me on Twitter @josenher
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Frazer Lee’s debut novel, The Lamplighters was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for ‘Superior Achievement in a First Novel’. His other works include 'The Jack in the Green', 'The Skintaker' and the 'Daniel Gates Adventures' series.

One of Frazer’s early short stories received a Geoffrey Ashe Prize from the Library of Avalon, Glastonbury. His short fiction has since appeared in numerous anthologies
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