Another break from my Alphabetical regime for a discussion book on the Murder and Mayhem list. This is the 3rd Mark Lapslie (Lapslie is a DCI with synaesthesia).
From the Blurb:
You need to listen to this. DCI Mark Lapslie receives an anonymous email bearing this strange subject line. Opening the attachment, he hears a woman scream twenty-seven times before her final death rattle.
The girl was sobbing uncontrollably now. It was the mask that had started her off - the macabre metal face looming suddenly out of the darkness of the cellar - but now, seeing the drill with its glinting brass bit coming towards her, she was on the verge of hysteria.
As people disappear from his streets, and a handful of battered and broken bodies are discovered on his patch, Lapslie has no idea that he's up against a man who feels sound like he can taste it.
He hunts people down. Men, women, anyone with a voice. He makes them hurt, he makes them bleed, he makes them scream. If the sound is ugly, he dispatches them without thought, but if it makes him feel good inside, he keeps them in his basement. Torturing them slowly, listening for that awful, wonderful sound. And sooner or later he'll have enough to make them sing his favourite things.