Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find.
He's handsome and talented, rich and famous - a notorious charmer with the power to seduce... and the will to destroy. No one can fathom what he's about to do next - until one of Hill's students is murdered. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them.
©1997 Val McDermid (P)1998 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
"Fine, intelligent, gripping." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A superb psychological thriller." (Cosmopolitan)
"Shocking... stunningly exciting, horrifyingly good." (Ruth Rendell)
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In the top 15%, If you consider when it was written, it would be a lot higher. It was the first Val Mcdermid book I ever read and has lead to a long and happy succession of others.
The twists and turns of the plot.
Does the characters very well, and kept the impetus of the story going.
I do find Dr. Hill's comment very worth a chuckle now and again, sort of a deadpan, grave humor, no pun intended.
I liked Beneath the Bleeding best
Good voice for such graphic material
Yes and BBC has made an excellent adaptation with Robson Green
For once the videos are easier on the mind than the books. First two books leave nothing to the imagination regarding gory details.
I like to follow series. This is probably the most consistent in quality story to story. Thus far not a dud in the lot. I gave this one a 5 and the remainder 4s but for me they all come very close to 5 stars. I highly recommend this series for extended reading.
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