The Treatment (Jack Caffery #2)
In a residential neighbourhood in south London, a husband and wife are found tied up and imprisoned in their house. Their young son is missing. Detective Jack Caffery is called in to investigate. When the child’s body is found, he attempts to unravel the motive and sequence of events, especially when he discovers that a tragedy in his own past is indirectly connected to th...more
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Mo Hayder has just moved into my number 1 slot for crime fiction. The Treatment closely follows Birdman, so be sure to read her awesome debut before reading this one.
A fair warning though: I have a pretty high tolerance for reading about the evil that people can do, but I lost sleep over this one. Even if you don't have kids, you'd have to be completely without empathy or even humanness to not be affected by the crimes that come out of Hayder's mind here.
Sometimes you may ask yourself ...more
Your basic plot is as follows: mother and father are discovered after having supposed to have been on holiday, chained to ...more
I read crime fiction every once in a while to be reminded of a whole other literary discipline. ...more
The book gets off to a slow start so it took a while for me to engage fully, but when I did, I found I couldn't put it down, staying up till 5 am, couldn't put it down. Where Birdman was about serial killers and the setting up of ongoing characters, namely Caffrey, The Treatment is about paedop ...more
He is in a somewhat destructive relationship with a woman who is also very damaged,which does nothing to make them likeable. Irritating.
A number of "near misses" make THE TREATMENT a frustration: A person with information dismissed as a crank and ignored, a lazy police officer n ...more
Some of Hayder's work is so ...more
Once more we have Jack Caffery trying to solve another horrible and mind-boggling crime. This time, it all starts when a man and his wife are found tied up in their own house, and their young son is missing. The circumstances in which the couple is found are disgusting, to say the least, and an indication that the perpetrator is someone completely insane and dangerous. Things won't be easy for Caffery and his ...more
We are in the company of the Met's AMIT squad and DI Jack Caffrey. The second in this collection of taut thrillers,Hayder has swapped one of society's taboo crimes for another as the team from the start of this book have to tackle child abduction. Again the investigation is led by Caffrey and involves his personal guilt from his own childhood when his brother went missing. How can he stay objective when he is so obsessed with finding what happened in his past and d ...more
The first book in the Jack Caffery series, Birdman was well written and interesting enough to have me grab ...more
Until now, I regarded the novels of Mo Hayder as guilty treats, like jelly beans, something you gobble up while knowing they're no good for you. Unfortunately, as with the jelly beans in the Harry Potter stories, some Mo Hayder treats taste of vomit.
Big spoiler alert: Mo Hayder introduces a character in the first chapter, a hermit-like collector of found objects, who comes upon a damaged camera in a public park. This character, and the camera he picks up off the grass, b ...more
This is a great series, but the reader needs an strong stomach and an iron constitution to ...more
Hayder's creation of suspense is superb. She tells this tale from multiple perspectives, including most, though not all, of the key players. She moves from one perspective to the next right at crucial moments in the story, leaving you not only hanging, but gasping for more. As a reader, you know you're being ...more
The Treatment does involve some pr ...more
This was not an easy book to read. The subject matter revolves around child pornography and pedophiles...and it's graphic and gory.
A kidnapping of a young boy, after days of torture, leads our Detective Caffery into a world of pedophiles. Because he is haunted by the disappearance of his brother at a young age, it is very difficult for him to separate the two cases. Once the story begins, the pacing keeps escalating until the very last pages. And be prepared to tear up- there were three dis ...more
Nobody seems to know about this book; at least where i live. When i had completed it, i tried to get rid of it by exchanging it with local bookstalls for another book. But they refused to take it. They said nobody's heard about a Mo Hayder, nor has anyone asked about it.
And now i am stuck with it. The cover picture of the book is just as disturbing as the grotesque story inside.
Nonetheless, I found it immensely gripping for I sat reading it with my eyes wide ...more
The writing style was comfortable and easy to read and I didn't want to put the book down because I desperately needed to know what happened next.
The story itself, as it was intended, horrified me. I doubt that I wo ...more
I have only recently read Birdman and found that disturbing. The Treatment - I'm in a state of disbelief. I am shocked that an author can come up with such disturbing plots.
Now that I've digested this book a bit, I can say more about it. This is the follow up to the first Jack Caffery novel, "Birdman." I think "Birdman" is a better book; it has better character development, the reader comes away with more of an understanding of the villain and it doesn't end as abruptly as "The Treatment." Having said that, Hayder is a talented writer and I still found myself clutching my face in disbelief and crying out loud "Oh my God!!" while finishin ...more
The Treatment was my second Hayder novel. Like Birdman, it had authentic, deep, flawed characters, and a brilliant plot. It's an interesting angle to see her continue in this third person omniscient POV that has the reader rooting for fate to intervene and help these poor grubs trying to right the wrongs of London's criminals. With a lesser writer, that could bri ...more
Hayder writes about gruelling and voyeuristic subjects. I felt she managed to remain respectful in Birdman, but in The Treatment her protagonists simply didn't show enough care or empathy for the victims. I recognise that she is deemed a realistic writer, however as the act of writing a novel is to provide entertainm ...more
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