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'The book [has] a sense of gravitas and intelligence utterly beyond lesser writers in the field ... This is a wholly satisfying read which cleverly subverts tradition and expectation' Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday 'This is a shocking book, stunningly exciting, horrifyingly good. It is so convincing that one fears reality may be like this and these events the awful truth' Ruth Rendell 'The Wire in the Blood is truly frightening, McDermid's capacity to enter the warped mind of a deviant criminal is shiveringly convincing ... Tony Hill, driven and disturbed, is an appealing and original character. This is a writer who just gets better and better' The Times 'Terrific chiller from Manchester's answer to Thomas Harris ... Thank God for Tony Hill and psychological profiling' Guardian 'Val McDermid is an accomplished storyteller, and this scary, fast-moving tale is engrossing' Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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'Stunningly exciting, horrifyingly good' - Ruth Rendell
'Ye Gods, She's Good' - Colin Dexter
'Terrific chiller from Manchester's answer to Thomas Harris' - Lucretia Stewart, Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
My actual rating is 4.7. This was another great McDermid book. I love Tony and Carol. They make a great team and with McDermid's dark and clever mind I can't wait for the next book... Read morePublished 5 days ago by BigDaddy13
I've read the first two books in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and I found the 'buddy cop' genre compelling, I liked the interplay between the two main characters and I also... Read morePublished 3 months ago by gordtex
just good, clear writing. her characters are well defined and with depth.
makes for interesting reading
I state this book was excruciating because the pace necessary to bring the story to conclusion was almost painful and the ending was so open that the story still haunts and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. R. Burleson
Truly awesome book. Would have been 5 stars except for what seemed like a completely random and unnecessary plot line which I was expecting to tie into the bigger picture. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian L., CPA