'The Queen of Crime reigns again with a thrill from Hill' Independent
'No one can plot or tell a story like she can' Daily Express
'That day, waiting had been almost unbearable. He wanted something more spectacular, something that couldn't be ignored. These deaths needed to make a mark . . .'
Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour, and when he 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. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden?
Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront, but with lives at stake, Tony and Carol begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose . . .
Number one bestseller Val McDermid returns with a gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel featuring two of the most distinctive characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
Don't miss the electrifying new Tony Hill & Carol Jordan thriller - HOW THE DEAD SPEAK is out now
Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid:
'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail
'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times
'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express
'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review
'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer
The ninth book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid.
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, a former detective chief constable, still aren't on speaking terms in their solid ninth outing (after 2013's Cross and Burn), despite the closeness they once shared. Tony continues his clinical psychological work in Bradfield, England, while Carol is busy drinking herself into oblivion. Meanwhile, the top brass desire to create a new Major Incident Team that would serve an area beyond Bradford. Strings are pulled to get Carol back in charge, with Tony as her unofficial sobriety coach, much to her annoyance. The new team's first case involves several outspoken women who have run afoul of Internet trolls after taking strong feminist stances; though the women and their causes seem unrelated, they all go on to commit suicide. Tony sees a pattern and warns Carol that there could something more sinister at work. Diamond Dagger Award winner McDermid handles the delicate dance that is the slow reunion of her two heroes with as much grace as she affords the novel's victims.
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Splinter the Silence
Anyone who loves Tony Hill and Carol Jordan will love this book.
So contemporary, internet trolls, anti-social media, everything the modern world has produced, unfortunately.
Val McDermaid has hit the nail on the head. Could not put this book down.
Splinter the Silence
Wonderful to have Tony, Carol and the team back together. Looking forward to the next book.