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Scar Tissue

Scar TissueAuthor: David Skivington
ISBN 978-1-906377-68-7

“While the story of Scar Tissue is purely fictional, the issues of human trafficking and/or caste inequality raised are all too real.”

In a single phone call, Rachel’s entire life unravels. Transported to a dingy basement in Kolkata to identify the body of her murdered husband she has no explanation for his presence in India. As she searches for answers about who the man she married really was she finds his death surrounded by allegations of drug smuggling, child trafficking and murder. Unsure of what is true and who she can trust, Rachel has no idea of the danger her husband’s hidden life has put her in.

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What others say…

Very exciting- looking forward to his next book !!!…
Didn’t really think this was my type of read but OMG I couldn’t put this down. Told a story but not in a sleazy way.
– Catriona King

Wow! This is a brilliant book…
The plot captivates you from the very first page and holds your attention to the very end. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone! If you like a book that you can’t put down and wake up wanting to read then this is the one for you.
– Fi

This book was an emotional rollercoaster to read, brilliantly written, I couldn’t put it down…
Sex trafficking is something that we hear a lot about in the news, but rarely do we think about the stories behind the headlines. This is a story about a father whose daughter gets illegally taken in India, and his fight to get her back. We learn about the really dark side of sex trafficking, without hearing the gory details, but definitely entering an emotional story which left me struggling to get to sleep, wondering how I could help these girls.
– Luke Smith

I took this away as my holiday read…
It gripped me straight away. I wanted to know what happened next and found it very difficult to put this book down. The story lines of love, protection, forgiveness and injustice are clearly visible and pull you further into the book. The way that the issue of human trafficking has been raised has been well thought out… Having lived in India I felt that so much of the descriptions were true to form and took me instantly back.

I have recommended it already and look forward to reading more from David Skivington in the future!
– Laura

Highly recommended!…
A gripping story about an important issue, well worth a read! hope he writes more much like this!
– Hamish

I was absolutely hooked from the first few pages!…
The book is written in a clever style which gradually reveals the story through two different perspectives and the images, atmosphere and story draws you in to a real page turner which could translate brilliantly to the big screen.

The author clearly has great knowledge, empathy and respect for Indian culture and his handling of the difficult social issues which are central to the novel has contributed tremendously to my understanding of these issues. Definitely recommended, and also one to watch for the future!
– Suzy

This book had my full attention from the first to the last page…
Each scene was gripping, so much so that it was difficult to put the book down and go to sleep because I wanted to know what happened next! Would make a good visual drama, either film or TV as it tackles a subject that needs to be uncovered. The author obviously has a love and understanding of India and its people which shows as he explores this area of caste and the “untouchables”. If you know a little or a lot about India you will enjoy this book.
– Linda Marsh

Gripping piece of literature which cannot be missed. Highly recommendable!…
Scar tissue is a book touching the subject of child and women exploitation. Set both in India and Europe the author introduces us into the murky world of this degrading crime. The novel is very specifically constructed revealing gradually its aim which is a very surprising ending.
– Leszczynski

Really enjoyed reading this book…
The author conjures up vivid images through his very descriptive writing style. Having been to India, all those little details brought many memories flooding back. Although a fictional book, It touches on some harrowing real life issues. It was a great idea that some charities were in the back of the book, to follow up on the issues that were written about. I enjoyed the way the book had a dual story style. This built tension, and I couldn’t put the book down! A big thumbs up and I can’t wait for more from this author.
Gaz

A wonderful novel on a truly moving topic…
A fabulous read delving into the depths of child trafficking – and what’s more, he supports several charities in India trying to put an end to this horrid occurrence. Wonderful, thought-provoking and well worth your time.
Nicola Beedle

Great read, couldn’t put it down…
Loved the alternate threads. Author has a good understanding of the underlying issues, excellent way to bring this topic into a more main stream environment, reads as a detective style novel and as an exploration of social issues both within Indian society and our own western world. Excellent!
– Hilly

What a fantastic read…
Really enjoyed the way this book is written as it carries you through the high emotions and struggles of a wife coming to terms with the husband she thought she knew. The subject of child trafficking in India is at the fore of this gripping novel and the scenes set by the Author has you living the nightmare along with the characters.
– S M Sutherland