Fever of the Bone
Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted desires ... When teenager Jennifer Maidment's murdered and mutilated body is discovered, it is clear that there is a dangerous... show more
Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted desires ...
When teenager Jennifer Maidment's murdered and mutilated body is discovered, it is clear that there is a dangerous psychopath on the loose. But it's not long before Tony and DCI Carol Jordan realise it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Their chameleon-like killer is chatting with them online, pretending to share their interests and beliefs - and then luring them to their deaths.
But just when Tony should be at the heart of the hunt, he's pushed to the margins by Carol's cost-cutting boss and replaced by a dangerously inexperienced profiler. Struggling with the newly awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most nerve-shattering investigation yet.
Psychologically gripping and relentlessly paced, 'Fever of the Bone' is the perfect introduction for those who have not yet discovered the damaged but brilliant criminal profiler Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, best known from ITV's award-winning 'Wire in the Blood'.
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
While I think that the "twist" or MO of the killer has been done before in books and film, Fever of the Bone really nails the suspense and does it well.
I sometimes find the books in this series frustrating (the same types of obstacles crop up in many of them) but I actually read this one straight through without putting it away for a while. Also I enjoyed that the solution was unexpected.
Definitely not my favorite "Wire in the Blood" book...I thought it was mild compared to some of its' counterparts...at one point in the middle of the book, I thought it was going to take off and instead it fizzled out.