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The Treatment | [Mo Hayder]

The Treatment

In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come: their eight-year-old son has been abducted. But when the body is found and forensic evidence turns the case on its head, revealing disturbing parallels to events in Detective Caffery's own past, Caffery realizes he's dealing with much more sinister forces than he'd anticipated - and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his distance.
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In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come: their eight-year-old son has been abducted. But when the body is found and forensic evidence turns the case on its head, revealing disturbing parallels to events in Detective Caffery's own past, Caffery realizes he's dealing with much more sinister forces than he'd anticipated - and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his professional distance.

As the evidence mounts and Caffery struggles to hold his own life together, the case hurtles toward a shocking conclusion.

©2001 Mo Hayder (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Alcairha White Plains, NY United States 04-08-14
    Alcairha White Plains, NY United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2004
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    "INTENSE MASTERPIECE"

    This is one of the most intense books I've ever read-or I should say listened to (I switched back-and-forth). The story is so horrifying that you want to stop, but you can't. It feels kind of like falling off a cliff. The plot and characters draw you in almost immediately and after that you have no choice but to continue to the end. The story, like every single Mo Hayder book I've ever read, is not for the faint of heart. It contains graphic and riveting descriptions of pedophilia and the torture of families held hostage by a schizophrenic. Mo Hayder has Stephen King's knack for portraying disturbed and crazed psyches in a highly realistic and believable way, so that it really gets under your skin. One minute you hate them, one minute you feel sorry for them, and the next you wish you could wake them up to what's really going on. And that's not just the criminals. Jack Caffery Is back, more tortured and obsessed than ever with solving the riddle of what happened to his younger brother. The reader will find out, although as you can guess, it is not a warm fluffy story. The depiction of the intense psychic anguish experienced by families after their ordeal is over is also extremely realistic. It reminds me of "Sophie's Choice" in its intensity. I won't easily forget this book, nor will I ever feel quite safe again in my comfortable middle-class existence. I think this book is a masterpiece, but be prepared for what you're in for, before you start reading!
    Narration was quite good- not my favorite though. Loved the accents.

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    Jacqueline Demorestville, Ontario, Canada 07-25-12
    Jacqueline Demorestville, Ontario, Canada 07-25-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Great book but was available on audible in 2005"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book but suggest folks look to see if they purchased it before..I listened to it in 2005 and remembered it.


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