A dead woman discovered in a sexual position on a bloody mattress, appears
to be the victim of a killer the team knows all about: the monstrous Derek
Tyler, who had carried out similarly bloody work two years before. However,
forensics have landed Tyler in a mental institution. Does this mean that
Hill and Jordan are searching for a murderer who is copying the techniques
of the psychotic killer already in captivity?
This is a book filled with so many twists and turns
it resembles the Alton Towers Corkscrew ride. The characters, especially
Hill and Jordan, are so believable they beg the reader to enter their
world as though they are extending tea invitations, while the scenario
is so intricately detailed and yet so well defined it becomes a prose
based play which can almost be followed with ones eyes firmly closed.
This is an exceptional read that ranks with anything
else on the market that has been written by British crime authors and
only further enhances Val McDermid’s title of being
the Queen of British Crime fiction.
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