When psychological profiler Tony Hill comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden?
Tony and DCI Carol Jordan begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose....
©2015 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"The real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers; no one can plot or tell a story like she can." (Daily Express)
"McDermid remains unrivalled." (Observer)
Come on Val this story was so predictable you knew her heroes were going to be best friends again. I fell out of love with Carol one of her main characters she has turned into a whinging Pom.
I New from the start the boyfriend of Stacy the computer genius was no good. Too easy to spot.
Did not mind Saul it was easy to spot the different character voices.
It does not need any thing cut out of it needs more more body put into it' excuse the pun.
Very disappointed I wasted a credit, I was so looking forward to listen to this book.
I want my credit back
Would definitely not say this was time well spent. Storyline was abysmal. The end was unbelievable. Pretty much all of the story was a tad far fetched.
Have no idea - but it won't be a McDermid novel.
Inconsistent, lazy, unbelievable.
I listened to Saul Reichlin read all three of Stieg Larsson's books and was really impressed with how he carried the voices of such an extensive array of characters. Unfortunately, when it comes to British regional accents, it is (excuse the pun) a different story. Scouse characters randomly become Irish and residents of Bradfield sound like a convention of the Jimmy Clitheroe supporters club. I'm about half way through at the moment and it's a bit of a trial.
"Probably the worst narration I've ever experienced"
Overall the story is pretty good; save your money or your credit and read it on kindle
"Narration has ruined a perfectly good story"
The storyline was good but ultimately undone by some truly awful narration. Terrible accents made me cringe. Overwrought pronunciation and expression made the dialogue seem awkward, cliched and poorly crafted. This is one that should never have made it out of the recording studio.
"Good story, nightmare narration"
Slaughtered a good book. Poor performance. Poor characterisation. Did he get paid for these? I want to listen to more val mcdermid books in the series but not with this narration
Poor, amateur attempt to reincarnate characters that are now one dimensional. Also read in a poor racist manner
"Good but not good"
Back on track with Tony and Carol, although I found some of the attitudes a little dated. However, the narrator is bad - very patronising and some of the accents are just plain offensive.
"Val Mc Dermid's audio book"
Generally liked any of Val Mc Dermid's books that I have read. This story was good but seemed to take for ever to get going. Liked the narrator but l'd be quite happy to just hear the story without him trying to imitate regional accents and female voices. You might tell Val that Toyota don't make the Navara. Nissan do.
This is my first Val McDermid book via Audible. I'm a big fan of her stuff and was really looking forward to listening to it. The story is not one of the best of the series but I was happy to be back with some favourite characters although some of the dialogue is clunky and a bit unbelievable.
I seem to be in a minority not being that keen on Saul Reichlin as a narrator but I thought I'd be able to put that to one side...wrong. He really spoiled it for me. He's particularly bad when he's putting on accents for some of the characters...it made me genuinely cringe.
I'm going to make a point of not listening to anything else he does.
"Saul Reichlin more like Bored Reichlin"
I have reached ch . 15 and I'm losing the will to continue. Jeff Harding brings much more excitement to the stories that he tells. Saul is like a bored, professor on auto pilot.
I was delighted that a new book in this series was available and I listened again from the start. This story took some surprising turns which gave a different view of our 'heroes' Tony and Carol.
It felt like a filler though. Lots of scope for the next book but this story lacked the depth of a crime story that one comes to expect from this duo. I was left feeling that this book was introducing the next. Overall, not as gripping as the rest of the series.
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