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
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
I read crime fiction every once in a while to be reminded of a whole other literary discipline....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
Your basic plot is as follows: mother and father are discovered after having supposed to have been on holiday, chained to...more
The Treatment does involve some pr...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
Same goes for Brixton and it's between Brixton and nearby Brockwell Park that "The Treatment" is set. Apart from an excursion to a caravan-haunt...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
V londýnském Brixtonu je ohlášeno přepadení a únos rodiny. Jack Caffery z oddělení Oblastního hlavního vyšetřovacího týmu se vydává do zchátralého domu a rozjíždí se pátrání po osmil...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
Mo Hayder gives us a taut and shocking book - gritty and creepy, but very believable. Her characters are very real, warts and all. And now I am talking about the "good guys". Her villains...more
Like Birdman this is a very well written thriller - keeps you on the edge of your seat for a lot of the book and makes you not want to put it down. Hayder gives graphic details of...more
One thing I am not enjoying is the soul searching indecision of the main character. I don't think most people are as aware as this character...more
The first book in the Jack Caffery series, Birdman was well written and interesting enough to have me grab...more
Mo lives in Bath with her daughter Lotte-Genevieve.
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