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'One of the most surprising twists you'll read this year. Outstanding' Irish Independent
'Engrossing . . . a colossal reminder of just why McDermid has been the queen of crime for three decades' Heat
'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .'
A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable.
As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . .
Discover the pulse-pounding novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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
'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Val McDermid is now ten books into her best-selling Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan series but she still finds exciting and revelatory ways to delve deeper into their psyches, motives, and demons. On a rural country road, a burning car lights up the night sky and a thrilling hunt for the ‘Wedding Killer’ begins. As the plot unfolds the queen of crime presents Hill and Jordan with their most haunting dilemma yet. McDermid cleverly ramps up the tension with short, pithy chapters and cunningly wrong-foots you until the very end. You’ll be reading in every spare moment you have.
At the start of Diamond Dagger Award winner McDermid's stirring 10th novel featuring Det. Chief Insp. Carol Jordan and profiler Tony Hill (after 2015's Splinter the Silence), office manager Kathryn McCormick meets an attractive man at a friend's wedding in the north of England. Less than three weeks later, Kathryn's body turns up in a burning car. Jordan, who now heads a newly formed regional major incident team, has little evidence to go on. Kathryn didn't seem like the type to make enemies, but she turns out to be the first in a string of single women who are all killed and set alight in their cars. Jordan and her team members eventually learn that each victim was a guest at a recent wedding where she met a new man. Jordan wants to solve the case not only to get justice for the victims but also to prove to herself, and the world, that she's able to lead despite her struggle with alcoholism. Even her friend Hill has trouble traversing the complicated emotional space she's in. The finale will shake readers to their core.
A little disappointing
There are some very good points in this book. I like the idea of getting to know the crime team. However there wasn’t any what I would call couldn’t put the book down points.
This is the first book I have read by this author, so I accept I had not followed the characters from the first book.
Totally awful ending. Makes you annoyed you bothered reading it.
Well. Just brilliant.
It started slowly but in the end I was transfixed. Wow, just wow. I’m not saying anymore. Just read it.