A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home.... Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.
©2002 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"McDermid has become our leading pathologist of everyday evil....The subtle orchestration of terror is masterful." (Guardian)
"Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road." (Independent)
"Will listen to this again"
Yes a good story, whizzed through it as needed to know the end. Will listen to it gain soon. Just loves stories read by this narrator
"Not the best"
I'm really trying to get in to this series, indeed I really enjoyed the first two but I find this narrator very hard work. I don't think he suits the feel of the books at all and in this one, I even more so.
I also felt the story line was quite far fetched.
I actually couldn't finish it.
"Spoiled by the narration"
Val's books are fab. Very dark, so be prepared! I'm mystified why this narrator is STILL employed to narrate such a high profile popular series. He's by far the worst narrator I've ever had the misfortune to listen to in all my audible years! Dreadful accents, emphases in all the wrong places, no emotion whatsoever. I'll stick to the printed versions from now on
"A best seller."
Suspend your disbelief and settle in for the ride.
Preposterous and reckless but great fun. At times you begin to wonder as all the crime thriller boxes get ticked along the way with an extra one thrown in towards the end where I laughed out loud. For the record, doorbells don't peel, nor telephones and nor do church bells. They ring.
Accents are bad quite off putting at times, other wise it was good will read others
"Great book with good narration"
Enjoyed this book more than previous two in the Tony Hill series. Saul Reichman's narration, I felt, was much improved as his attempts at European English accents were much less painful than regional UK accents. This improved my enjoyment of this audiobook. The two storylines that played throughout this novel were slow to start and it took a little while for the book to grip. But when it did I was easily immersed and it was very engaging. A great third novel on this series. I'm looking forward to the fourth,
"Not my favourite in the series."
I found this book got bogged down in the detail occasionally.
I'm not sorry I listened to it but I preferred the first two books.
I truly wish they had chosen another narrator for this series. His accents are diabolical and his female voices are laughable.
Was a little put off by the reviews but decided to go for it anyway. It's not as consistent and fast paced as the first two - not sure the two weaving storylines work as well in this context - but it's still a good listen in my opinion. Although a pivotal moment in the book relies on a mistake I'm not personally convinced Tony or Carol would make.
"Great listen - eventually"
Took a while for the two parallel stories to come together and for Tony and Carol's parts to become clear.
Once it all gelled this was another great listen in the series.
"Not a favourite "
Cant say i enjoyed the relationship between Carol and Tony. It felt forced and i couldn't see what one would fancy about the other. individually they are reasonably interesting but become pathetic and insecure around one another. it didnt really jar with them being a crime fighting duo. Wouldn't buy another book with those pair in it.
Otherwise the story was pretty bleak and no one comes out of it looking good.
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