Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cross and Burn

Val McDermid

Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Her latest, Cross and Burn, picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan—who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further.

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 an unsettling 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.

An edge-of-your-seat page-turner from one of the best crime writers we have, Cross and Burn is a chilling, unforgettable read.(from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

This is book #8 in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. Prior to this I had only read #7. At this point, I am so totally hooked on this story line that I have no choice but to go back to the beginning to fill in some of the blanks.

Cross and Burn takes the reader on quite a ride. The whole MIT team have been disbanded, Carol and Tony don’t even speak to each other any more. Is it really true that this incredibly complex relationship is no longer going to exist? When something totally inconceivable happens to one of them, a small portion of the old team has to pull together to try and make things right. Do they succeed?

Val McDermid is an amazing story teller. She knows how to take the suspense right down to the very end. The one thing I know for sure is that I want more! Nobody is more excited than mean that I gave this series a go.

Many thanks to Gove/Atlantic, via Netgalley for allwoing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

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