|The Treatment : A Novel by Mo Hayder (2002, Hardcover) : Mo Hayder (2002)|
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|The Treatment by Mo Hayder (2001)|
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|Mo Hayder - Treatment (2001) - Used - Trade Cloth (Hardcover)|
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|The troubled hero of Mo Hayder's Birdman, which "gripped the mind even as it quickened the pulse" ( New York Times), returns in an expertly crafted chiller that brings him face to face with haunting memories and palpable fears. A riveting mixture of psychological intrigue and forensic detail, Birdman introduced a compelling new voice to the thriller genre. Kirkus Reviews pronounced it a "top-notch debut thriller, a deftly plotted assault on the nerves." Elle magazine promised, "It'll scare the hell out of you." In The Treatment, Mo Hayder once again plumbs the darkest recesses of the human mind as she sends Detective Jack Caffery on the trail of a villain capable of unspeakable perversion. It is the middle of the summer in Brockwell Park, a pleasant residential area in London. Behind the placid facade of one house, a man and his wife lie tied up and imprisoned in their own home. When they are discovered, badly dehydrated and bearing the marks of a brutal beating, they reveal one final horror: Their young son has disappeared. Called in to investigate, Jack Caffery uses all the tricks of the forensic investigator's trade to piece together the scanty clues at the crime scene. But the echoes of a heartrending disappearance in his own past make it almost impossible for him to view the crime with scientific detachment. As Jack digs deeper, attempting to hold his own life together as the disturbing parallels between past and present mount, the real nightmares begin.|
|Number Of Pages||368 pages|
|Publisher||Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The|
|LC Classification Number||PR6058.A688594T74|
|"Hayder handles procedural detail, dialogue, and volatile subject matter with powerful dexterity, crafting another deliciously chilling thriller." -- Publishers Weekly "A complex, emotional, and thoroughly riveting read." -- Booklist|
Average review score based on 1 user reviews
THE TREATMENT is the 2nd book in Mo Hayder's Jack Caffery series, and I would highly recommend that, prior to reading The Treatment, you read the Jack Caffery book BIRDMAN first, otherwise you will not have the benefit of Jack's character development and significant events in his life.
Both books are extremely well researched and detailed, tremendously suspenseful and beautifully written.
Although I couldn't put this book down, I was disappointed with the ending of The Treatment, which left a huge "loose end" to one of the story's main plotlines. I'm hoping that perhaps Mo will write another Jack Caffery book in the VERY NEAR future that will clear up the questions that were left unanswered at the end of The Treatment.