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Cross and Burn

by Val McDermid

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Cross and Burn

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

Cross and Burn Synopsis

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before...

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ISBN: 9780751551273
Publication date: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408704561
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408704561
Publication date: 10th October 2013
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies. She has won many aw ards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and w as the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh. In 2016 Val was ...

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