Opening with the thoughts of a serial killer and then continuing with short chapters, this quickly draws the reader into the lives of the profiler Tony Hill, the victims, relatives of the victims and the other police officers (interestingly mainly female). Val McDermid certainly knows how to keep the suspense going. The reader becomes caught up with the disturbed thoughts of the psychopathic killer, with the horror and pain of the victims and with the grief of the friends and relatives of the missing persons. She also deals with the difficult relationship between Hill and his ex-partner Carol Jordan. Although the book has many dark and horrific moments, it is also about relationships all of which are believable and some are rewarding. It is a very compulsive read indeed.
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 09/12/2023
Closing date: 14/12/2023