The Retribution

The Retribution

Large Print - 2012 | 1st Charnwood ed.
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Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2012, c2011.
Edition: 1st Charnwood ed.
ISBN: 9781444811940
Branch Call Number: LP MYSTERY
Characteristics: 475 p. (large print) ;,24 cm.

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Beginning in 1995, the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series is the most well known of prominent writer Val McDermid's books. They were dramatised in the TV series Wire in the Blood. They usually involve delving into the psyche of a serial killer. Her books are psychologically complex, disturbing and... Read More »


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kelliyfults
Jun 02, 2013

mostly believable characters...well-paced...enough surprises and a bad-guy with the evil media-charm and egotism to keep you interested in his outcome! Val Mcdermid has a twisted sense of people and their darknesses ; I've enjoyed 4 of her books now-

shannon40 Jul 21, 2012

I agree with yafuid. I kept mixing up the characters and the plot seemed derived from a stock thriller-writing course. McDermid is usually fairly good at plotting and is always poor at describing the nuances of her characters. I knew that before I picked up the book. This time, however, even her plot was boring. And instead of providing good insight into her characters' personalities, she resorted to stilted dialog and even more stilted attempts to describe their thoughts.

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yafuid
Apr 29, 2012

pretty bad - stilted dialog, stock characters and conflicts, reads like it was auto-generated by picking bits out of any number of better mystery/detective books.

mikeyppl Apr 20, 2012

I am so glad I decided to pick up this book. I like flawed main characters and do they ever have them in here. This is the first book I,ve read in this series but it will not be the last.

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Mommies2
Feb 24, 2012

Another great book from this author with Jordan and Hill as characters. Do not read if depressed...
A+ book. The 2 separate stories are well written brought together at end .

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