The Torment of Others
- Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
- Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-10-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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All his years of experience tell top criminal psychologist Dr. Tony Hill that there isn't, but that would make the murders literally impossible. While Hill tries to crack Tyler, DCI Carol Jordan and her team must mount a desperate undercover operation to trap the murderer, a decision that will have terrible consequences.
As the tension mounts, a mixture of psychological insight and dogged detective work leads inexorably to a terrifying climax where Tony faces one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered.
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By P. C..S. on 04-06-07
Very good BUT an abridged version
I have enjoyed everything I have read or heard by this author for years. The readers are usually exceptionally clear even when speaking in UK regional dialects. The characters are enjoyable and well-defined, the storyline thrilling yet plausible. There is a degree of violence certainly, but it is not overly graphic. Any book suffers when abridged and this is no exceptionj. There were points in listening to this selection where I went back to listen again thinking I had missed something only to find it had likely been edited away...
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By lisa on 06-05-18
Gritty, as always
These books are not for the faint of heart. McDermid really gets into the heads of the psychopaths she writes about. She also brings Carol Jordan and Tony Hill to life. If you've seen the BBC Wire in the Blood series, these are the books. This book varies greatly from the television version, leaving only the bones intact.
Merrick as been promoted, and the first case he draws is a missing child that goes unsolved. When a second boy is taken, he wishes D.I. Jordan were still there and asks himself what she'd do in his place. Bring in profiler and psychologist, Tony Hill, that's what. While Merrick makes the request, his boss, Brandon, is also thinking about D.I. Jordan. About how he'd like to see Bradfield have a crack murder squad of its own with Carol Jordan at the head.
I am constantly struck by McDermid's obvious research. These books are brutally realistic, and this one sees one of the good guys in heart-wrenching danger. This isn't the kind of book you love. It's the kind of story that takes you places you want no other avenue into and intrigues.