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Publisher's Summary

Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find.
He's handsome and talented, rich and famous - a notorious charmer with the power to seduce... and the will to destroy. No one can fathom what he's about to do next - until one of Hill's students is murdered. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them.
©1997 Val McDermid (P)1998 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"Fine, intelligent, gripping." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"A superb psychological thriller." ( Cosmopolitan)
"Shocking... stunningly exciting, horrifyingly good." ( Ruth Rendell)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Phil on 07-29-12

Nice to go back

Where does The Wire in the Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 15%, If you consider when it was written, it would be a lot higher. It was the first Val Mcdermid book I ever read and has lead to a long and happy succession of others.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wire in the Blood?

The twists and turns of the plot.

What about Michael Tudor Barnes’s performance did you like?

Does the characters very well, and kept the impetus of the story going.

Any additional comments?

I do find Dr. Hill's comment very worth a chuckle now and again, sort of a deadpan, grave humor, no pun intended.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Charles Atkinson on 02-03-14

Couldn't quit listening!

As of this review I am sure I've read over a hundred novels about serial killers. What makes this one stand out is the focus is on a newly formed team of profilers. They are experienced cops, but entirely new to profiling. They are led, however, by a very prominent physcologist who specializes in criminal profiling, Tony Hill.

The integrity of this group is immediately challenged by a police force unimpressed with any use of physcology and this prejudice is continually exacerbated by an extremely manipulative killer. I learned a lot more about profiling than most any other book I've read.

The suspense kept me engrossed throughout the novel.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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