The Retribution : Tony Hill & Carol Jordan

  • by Val McDermid
  • Narrated by Gerard Doyle
  • Series: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan
  • 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

World-class crime writer Val McDermid has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. In The Retribution, clinical psychologist Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan face a terrifying reality: Serial killer Jacko Vance has escaped imprisonment - and appears hell-bent on revenge against those who put him behind bars.

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What the Critics Say

“Be very afraid as you meet a truly inventive serial killer. Val McDermid’s 25th novel is stunningly good.” (Times(UK)

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Very disappointed

While I am a fan, particularly of the dr.hill/carol jordan series, I was dismayed with the rehashed plot line from a previous book (wire in the blood) and a completely uninteresting secondary plot that seemed as filler more than anything else. In the last few Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novels the author seemed to finally allow them to acheive some peace. They are wonderful characters. Here instead the characters act inconsistent with their growth. The novel turns on a "mistake" neither character would make. Thus, the premise of the book fails as soon as this "mistake" happens. Scenes are disjointed and the book ends quite suddenly with no surprises.
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- Ruth

Typically good Carol Jordan/Tony Hill book

The serial killer from book #2 in the series — “Wire in the Blood” — escapes from prison and exacts vengeance on the main characters. Kind of a gimmicky, TV-like ending — I would've preferred the showdown between the killer and his final victim to be told in real-time rather than in hindsight and in more detail — but overall it’s a typically good Carol Jordan/Tony Hill book. Bechdel test: pass.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books