The Killing Connection

  • by T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by David Monteath
  • 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How well do you know the man you love?
A woman's body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews, with evidence of strangulation and no ID. Two weeks into the case, and DCI Andy Gilchrist is no closer to identifying her. A call from another woman claiming to be the dead woman's friend could be his first break, but when Gilchrist turns up to interview her, she is missing. Three days later her throttled corpse is found, and the investigation intensifies.
A local handyman's name repeatedly crops up in door-to-door interviews, a smooth character with the reputation of being a ladies' man who seems to have no history beyond three years, the length of time he's been living in the East Neuk. But before Gilchrist can bring him in for questioning, he vanishes.
As Gilchrist hunts for the missing suspect, he follows a trail of voyeurism and blackmail that stretches across the region...and beyond.


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Customer Reviews

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Muir Recover His Equilibrium!

This is a really decent series. It has good characters, an excellent narrator in David Monteath, beautifully grisly plots and exciting action. Within the last two books though I think T.F.Muir has struggled to get the balance quite right. I enjoyed “The Meating Room” but it really did go into gore overload and then with “Blood Torment” he strayed a little too far in the opposite direction and it all felt a little staid to me. With “Killing Connection” I think that Muir has got himself firmly back into the groove and the balance is just right.

There’s a good action-packed conclusion and certain aspects of the plot will make you wince. One very early clue in particular has a real “bite” to it and will have most people crossing their legs in contemplation. So it is hard-hitting without being the over the top gore fest that we saw in “The Meating Room” and with a good balance of action and character-driven story lines to improve on the slower “Blood Torment”. The police procedural aspects remain impressive.

It will be no great surprise that those character story lines naturally don’t make things easier for our heroes. Gilchrist struggles with family relationships and a difficult new boss but it’s Jessie that you will end up shedding a tear with. This is another strength of the series, the female characters are very strong, given prominent parts and in Jessie we have a real star who makes the series every bit as much as Gilchrist himself.

In short if you got through the previous two books but were perhaps having doubts I think this one will salve most of them and prove ultimately satisfying.
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- Simon

A decent procedural

What did you like most about The Killing Connection?

The story was good. Far fetched (maybe) but well put together

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I just can't believe that the protagonist (the DCI) seems incapable of either taking some decent shoes in hs car - or alternatively learning from the last few times and taking seem more robust/suitable shoes with him. His boss is a little bit of a stereotype as well - coming good at the last moment having apparently screwed everything up to date. He is also a little too fond of suddenly reflecting that he has missed something obvious.

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

Its is a sense of place and amosphere

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The child/young man who has to be told he has not listening

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it despite flaws.

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- Dr. R. Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios