Book Reviews of The Torment of Others

The Torment of Others
The Torment of Others
Author: Val McDermid
ISBN-13: 9780007142903
ISBN-10: 0007142900
Publication Date: 3/7/2005
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting read. I have not read any other books in this series so I do not know much of the back story of Carol and Tony.

Carol Jordan having survived an undercover operation gone wrong is now in charge of her own team and needs to solve two cases. One is a serial killer and the other is a pedophile case. This is her first step in overcoming her insecurities. Dr. Tony Hill is brought in to help with the profile on the serial killer case. Unfortunately to catch the serial killer, Carol will have to put one of her officers undercover. Carol's worst fears come to life when her undercover agent is taken by the serial killer and she will stop at nothing to get her back. Tony's profile points to the killer being someone who is very influential (possible in law enforcement) and is able to convince people to commit the murders for him/her and since he knows that no one will believe him, he investigates on his own. The pedophile case takes a backseat to the serial killer case and I think it does not play a huge part in the whole book.

I loved Carol's character. Before her rape she was a very strong cop and now she is striving to get back to some normalcy. Throughout the book you see her determination to overcome these doubts and Tony plays a big part. Lots of layers to these characters. McDermid's descriptions of the sexual abuse might be a little gruesome for some but necessary to the story. This book has many twists and turns and kept me guessing till the end.
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An excellent addition to the Tony Hill series, which is now featured on the BBC Amercia "Wire in the Blood" program. Very well written, and just convoluted enough, with even the main characters just disturbed and twisted enough, to make this a great read.
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Excellent suspense-very good read. It was thrilling, chilling and left me on the edge of my seat. Truely-- as i was reading i found myself sitting up straighter gripping the book harder--now i know this is a sign of a good thriller. I'd read more from this author in a New York minute.
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Excellent bloody mystery!
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Val McDermid is a wonderful author, but this particular one seems not to be as strong as some of her previous books.
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A must read! You can't put it down. A murder mystery about a serial killer who is locked up, and yet his MO is being repeated. How can this be?
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Very good.
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Full of both suspense and well developed characters, this is the fourth novel featuring Detective Carol Jordan and criminal psychologist, Tony Hill. Hard to put this one down as they race to find a cunning and brutal serial killer.
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She is an incredible writer!
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Great crime novel-couldn't put it down!
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Kind of Depressing