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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aweful - sordid - tedious

Worst book ever rented! Sick, obsessive victims as well as protagonists, a plot full of cheesy cliff hangers (some sections 5 sentences long) disgusting details about what is coughed up, what is thrown up, sexual sadism, child abuse lovingly depicted - my gosh, who are those who like this garbage! Not a single interesting character! And to be sure, not a glimpse of any part of the human experience where might be contained humor or tenderness. But mostly? Glacial pace - nothing happens for page after page after page that moves the story, if there is one is hidden somewhere, a couple of inches forward. Argggh!
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- David

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

Book Details

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