The Treatment : Jack Caffery

  • by Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by Damien Goodwin
  • Series: Jack Caffery
  • 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come: their eight-year-old son has been abducted. But when the body is found and forensic evidence turns the case on its head, revealing disturbing parallels to events in Detective Caffery's own past, Caffery realizes he's dealing with much more sinister forces than he'd anticipated - and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his professional distance.
As the evidence mounts and Caffery struggles to hold his own life together, the case hurtles toward a shocking conclusion.


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Extremely tough subject matter but good book

If you thought the first book was rough going with its serial killer/rapist/necrophiliac plot, you should know the sequel is even harder to take with its pedophilia plot. Hayder never gets too graphic, but describing other people’s reactions to the child rape as they watch is harrowing anyway. And this isn’t just child rape but a twist on it that’s so repellent, I’ve kind of blanked it out. Maybe this is because there’s another subplot that made me squirm more with a mentally disabled person mistreated. There was one angle that I decided if Hayder did what I feared she was going to do, I’d never read her again. When it ended, I thought she copped out by leaving it hanging, so I read the last chapter again. If I interpret it right, she actually let happen what I was begging her in my mind not to do. But she did it in such a subtle and clever way, that it’s really kind of brilliant, even if horrendous. The writing and plotting is amazing, plus there are some interesting rape discussion points. I'll be back for more, just not soon. Bechdel test: I think it failed.

Narrator was perfect.
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- Mark

Better than Birdman

What did you love best about The Treatment?

The characters were well developed. There were multiple parallel suspenseful storylines.

What does Damien Goodwin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I absolutely love Damien Goodwin's voice. I'm very disappointed to see that he isn't the narrator for any more of the Jack Caffery novels. Goodwin's voice brings a more youthful aspect to Caffery's character than the present narrator.

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- kisbell123

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2012
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC