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Fever of the Bone Audiobook

Fever of the Bone

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

©2009 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"So gripping that it puts your life on hold." (The Times)

"Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read." (Sunday Express)

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    annabel 05/09/2015
    annabel 05/09/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "As good and twisted as ever"

    Tony and carol again manage to unravel the knot of a kill as well as there own lives will they ever be happy together or apart

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 04/05/2017
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    "Very poor writing - lots of bad language"

    I found the actual story OK, but realised that my interest was waning when I started to look to see how much more of the story I still had to listen to - only to see I was less than a third of the way through.

    I usually love Saul Reichlin's narrations, but in this story he sounded very stilted and very slow - as if talking to a three year old, articulating his words very purposefully.

    I was unimpressed by the CONSTANT reminders that various characters were lesbian - how this added to the tale I do not know - frankly I don't care about anyone's sexual preferences - I cannot think it makes any difference to the way that they carry out their work. I just find it unnecessarily intrusive!

    This book reminded me why I stopped reading books by Val McDermid

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    FrannyC Oxford, UK 10/04/2017
    FrannyC Oxford, UK 10/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "The most annoying narration I have heard"

    I nearly returned this book because the narration was so incredibly plodding. Every word was picked out in a jarring staccato akin to a toddler learning to read. And the accents were even worse; never in my life have I heard such a bad Liverpudlian accent!!

    Having said all of that, the only reason that I endured the narration was because the storyline showed promise. Having got to the end, I'm quite pleased that I did. I will listen to the next in the series as long as it has a different narrator...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frances G Navasota, TX USA 04/02/2017
    Frances G Navasota, TX USA 04/02/2017 Member Since 2007

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    "Gripping stuff ..."

    I love all of this series, and Fever of the Bone is no exception ... it had me second guessing for a while, but a clever and satisfying ending.

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    S. Christie UK 30/08/2016
    S. Christie UK 30/08/2016 Member Since 2012

    Mum of three. Lover of mysteries and thrillers, shoes, genealogy and walking.

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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant book. Thrilling, tense page turner which I listened to in almost one sitting. The mixture of storylines and personal back stories left me feeling more satisfied with this book than others in the Tony Hill/ Carol Jordan series. Saul Riechlin's narration is most definitely improving and I enjoyed his performance throughout. Can't wait for the next one.

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    A. Macgregor England 01/06/2016
    A. Macgregor England 01/06/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "A little predictable but good overall"

    I did get that annoying feeling I knew the answers quicker than the detective team on this one but overall a good, compelling story.

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    Dana United Kingdom 21/01/2016
    Dana United Kingdom 21/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "So frustrating"

    This book was a real struggle for me, and has well and truly put me off buying any more in the series. Tony has turned into a whinge-y sap, and Carol, a completely unlikeable drunk who hates Tony for reasons that make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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