Beneath the Skin

  • by Nicci French
  • Narrated by Julie Maisey
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beneath the Skin is a gripping psychological thriller by the Top Ten best-selling author, Nicci French.
Zoe, Jennifer and Nadia are three women with nothing in common. Except for the man who wants to kill them. He sends them terrifying letters, full of the intimate details of their lives - and promises that he will bring those lives to a violent, horrible end. But not before he has enjoyed himself.
Invisible and apparently unstoppable, he delights in watching the women suffer, thrilled by his power to leave them utterly helpless, alone in their terror and confusion. Except they're not all as helpless as he thinks . . .

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Customer Reviews

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Chilling and captivating read!

Where does Beneath the Skin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very highly. The reader had an excellent skill for differentiating her voices between each of the characters.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath the Skin?

Not giving too much away but the last of Jenny's chapters. Absolutely chilling, cleverly planned out and written. Highly effective psychological thriller.


Which character – as performed by Julie Maisey – was your favourite?

I especially liked Nadia - I suppose she is the character the reader feels they spend the most time with and she both embodies and set herself apart from the other women before her.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I couldn't wait to listen to it again, it had me on the edge of my seat and I absolutely devoured it!


Any additional comments?

It is very hard not to become so involved with the characters that you regret the loss of them and the helplessness of the characters around them.

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- Natalie

Quirky and a little disturbing.

If you could sum up Beneath the Skin in three words, what would they be?

Told from the victims' point of view. This makes it interesting but also quite disconcerting. I wasn't sure I was comfortable with that at some points in the story.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The last "victim" is the best for obvious reasons once you have read the book.


What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She made me feel engaged with the characters, even when you weren't meant to like them much.


Any additional comments?

Not the usual way these stories are told. Quite obvious at some points, puzzling at others but the ending tidies everything up without you saying "what?" but you are left feeling a bit ..... flat?
I enjoyed it but I wouldn't read it again.

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- Tessa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios