Review: Cross and Burn

Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target.

This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishment on his prey. As the case becomes ever-more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try and save the victims, and themselves.

Novel by Val McDermid

My thoughts

A thriller to end of the year! My mom read this book before me and since it was December and work had finally slowed down and my social live took a nose dive, I decided to read this novel. I have not read anything by this author before so it was something different.

I was not disappointed. Different to the style of writing I have encountered before, but completely engaging. It starts off with introductions to various people that play a part in the story and for the better part of the book I had no idea what was going on or who these people were as nothing related to anything else. It was like different stories that did not intersect at all. But the more I read the more intrigued I was and I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next.

I must admit I love psychological thrillers, especially involving serial killers and the thrill of the chase. It is pure escapism for me and I enjoy trying to work out who the killer is if it is not known and how the cases get solved.

I would recommend this book and would be keen to read other novels by the same author if the opportunity arises!

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