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Description du produit
Revue de presse
"One of the best things I've read...she has the ability to walk the mean-streets walk as well as talk the mean-streets talk" (Independent on Sunday)
"Extraordinarily good - a very assured debut" (Daily Mail)
"A first-class shocker...a frightening mix of forensics, thrills, analytical police work and poetic images...a young writer in touch with her dark side and a major new talent" (Guardian)
"Wickedly constructed...Her cast of suspects is the most spooky since Dickens. Pathology and post-mortems play a significant part and the detail, if you can stomach it, is fascinating" (Daily Telegraph) --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
Quatrième de couverture
Greenwich, south-east London. The Met's crack murder squad, AMIP, is called out by nervous CID detectives to a grim discovery. Five bodies, all young women, all ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Dome. As each post-mortem reveals a singular, horrific signature linking the victims, officers realize that they are on the trail of that most dangerous offender: a sexual serial killer.
Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - finds himself facing both hostility within the force and echoes of his past in this, his first case with AMIP. Haunted by the memory of a death long ago, he employs every weapon forensic science can offer for he knows it is only a matter of time before this chaotic, sadistic killer strikes again.
In her astonishing and acclaimed debut, Mo Hayder has written a novel of frightening and raw intensity which ranks alongside the very best in the genre.--Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B0031RSBE6
- Éditeur : Transworld Digital (4 mai 2009)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 1620 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 450 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 66,888 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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Il est dit qu'avant d'écrire cette jeune anglaise a fréquenté les milieux policiers et les médecins légistes et qu'elle a pris des notes sur le terrain : ça se sent ! les détails des mutilations sont horribles ! Ce qui m'a
traumatisée tout au long du livre c'est de savoir qu'il avait été écrit par une femme....
L'enquête est menée par l'Inspecteur Jack Caffery, beau gosse qui deviendra un
héros récurrent, pas toujours aussi intéressant que dans ce premier livre.
Et surtout ça se passe à LONDRES. Un bon retour aux sources après la Scandinavie à toutes les sauces.
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A shame, as I was really warming to Jack as a character, though he does have a bit of a mental side to him. I did keep struggling with his partner's name, Essex, reading it as a place in the first instance when it came up a lot of the time. Especially as the story's based not too far from that county.
We went back in time to Jack aged eight, though a page or two on and he'd suddenly become nine. Girl's school should be girls' and I've heard of Ketamine but not Ketalar. I didn't like the way victims' names were written....Shellene, Petra, Wilcox and Kayleigh.......Wilcox had a Christian name so why not use it ?? Jack meets a receptionist as he heads to interview a witness, who quizzed him about where he'd parked for a bit of small talk, but THEN said, "I haven't got a choice. I'm not leaving the car at home, too much building work-just trust some workman to accidentally chuck a spanner through the windscreen"..............huh ???? Why would Jack need to know this ? This was their very first meeting, too !! Very peculiar indeed.
I've not deleted this from my Archived Items and perhaps an updated version may get pushed through or another revision in twenty years and I can finish the story !!
Five mutilated female bodies are found buried near the Millenium Dome (yes this was written in 1999). It's immediately evident to DI Jack Caffery and his team that a VERY disturbed individual is walking the streets of London. But if the discoveries in the wasteland weren't horrific enough, the post-mortems reveal even more unimaginable horror, an even sicker mind than DI Jack Caffery and his team had anticipated at play here. This predator seems to know no bounds and shows an insatiable appetite for blood and flesh.
When the body of another woman, showing the same distinctive marks and mutilations, is found, DI Caffery finds himself on a race against time to stop this monster before more women are murdered. But it won't be easy. Another team, supposedly bringing in much needed manpower and resources, proves to be more of a hindrance to Caffery's team than help. The case is very complex and a tough one to crack.
I have to say that not everyone might feel comfortable reading some of the most gruesome scenes in this book. It is very pacy and full of twists and turns and the odd red herring, keeping the readers on their toes, gnawing their nails throughout. When I thought Caffery had almost completed the puzzle, the author did not just reshuffle all the pieces around, she overturned the damn table!
Caffery is a great character. I liked how his mind works even though he's blighted by nightmares and the demons chasing him since childhood. And that was a very interesting side-story too. I wanted to know if Caffery's suspicions of what had happened back then will prove to be correct.
The only thing I find annoying in this book is the use of certain acronyms like 'IC3' and others that the author seems to have taken for granted the readers would know their meaning.
Though not for the squeamish, this is a great read and the beginning of a fabulous series. Now, I'm looking forward to dive into book 2, 'The Treatment'.
I liked the character of Jack Caffrey. The fact that Ms Hayder gave him a back story made him feel more real.
Mainly because the last 25% of the book was thrilling and unputdownable I decided to give this book 4 stars rather than the 3 I had first decided on. I will try the second book in the series
One small gripe. I listened to the book on Audible, amd although the narrator did a good job, his female accents were atrocious!