The Treatment

The Treatment

eBook - 2012
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Hayder's second novel after the hair-raising Birdman, The Treatment brings Detective Jack Caffery back to investigate the abduction of a little boy, a crime with disturbing parallels to Caffery's own troubled past. 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, he 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9780802194480
0802194486
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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I hope that if her future books are printed in North America they leave the text alone. It irritates me no end when a South London copper uses north American English and everything is "translated" into N. American. Surely the avaerge N. American reader's intelligent enough to understand what's meant by the "boot" of a car and that "tyres" are the rubber bits on the wheels.
Sadly the N. American publishers seem to think that only N. American English can be understood in this country and that, probably, we in London should speak and spell in bad American.
All right, rant over. I'm sure all Canadian readers agree with me though.

sjmitra Sep 18, 2012

Not for the squeamish. Great thriller, however, I hope Rebecca doesn't make any more appearances in the next three Jack Caffery books. I found her boring in Birdman, intolerable in The Treatment and am sick of her. Moving on to Ritual!

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Eil_1
Sep 13, 2012

Perhaps a very good book. But, I found the plot slow-moving and it couldn't hold my interest.

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Carlscolin
Jun 20, 2011

I first read Pig Island, by Mo Haydor and quite enjoyed it, although there were some grisly scenes in it !
I enjoy thrillers and I also enjoyed this one, although I don't think its for everyone as it does involve pedophiles and is quite discriptive and may turn some people off.
I had my 'suspect' around a third of the way through and was wrong !!!
I will read more of her books

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