Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cross and Burn

Idgie Says:
This hearty sized book is the 8th in a line of Tony Hill crime mysteries and they aren't losing steam yet.  Serial killer books make me queasy and in all honesty I prefer not to read them  - and this one didn't change that fact.   The chapters involving the actual killer gave me the complete "heebes"..... but that's also the sign of good writing.  

On the other hand, the characters themselves were full and alive so even if you don't enjoy the frightening chapters, you stick with the book to find out what happens to them and their lives.

That's good writing. 

Cross and Burn
Val McDermid
Atlantic Monthly Press (October 22, 2013)

Book Description:
Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Her latest, Cross and Burn, picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan—who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further.

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops.

Someone is killing women. Women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.

An edge-of-your-seat page-turner from one of the best crime writers we have, Cross and Burn is a chilling, unforgettable read.