Die Behandlung (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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I believe that the power of Hayder's writing lies in her raw and unapologetic presentation of crime, landscape and character. She never shows or tells the reader anything, but displays it in a 'warts-and-all' style that I find shocking and yet brilliant. Nothing feels hidden and no character is favored or protected. And yet I still manage to feel affinity towards the main ...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
In the first book, we learned about how Jack is haunted by the disappearance of his brother when they were children and his frustration in failin ...more
This is the 2nd book in the series. I like how a couple story lines carried over from the 1st so we learn a bit more about Jack Caffrey.
The murder mystery in this one is very dark. Obviously, because it's about murder but moreso because of who the victims are. Not for everyone but i am looking forward to Jack's next case!
Your basic plot is as follows: mother and father are discovered after having supposed to have been on holiday, chained to ...more
I've been looking forward to reading this book, especially after reading the first book in the series, 'The Birdman'. If it wasn't for trying to stay disciplined with my 'to read' stack, I could see myself going on a Mo Hayder binge. This is powerful stuff. I would have to read them back to back to make a fair judgement, but I think this may be better than Thomas Harris' Hannibal series.
I added this to my Halloween season list and though it is a crime novel, it is definitely a classic horror, m ...more
I read crime fiction every once in a while to be reminded of a whole other literary discipline. ...more
Este segundo livro de Mo Hayder não é tão bom quanto o primeiro, talvez porque durante várias páginas a história parece não avançar. No entanto, a partir de certa altura tudo se precipita e o livro ganha um novo fôlego. As descrições são nuas e cruas, principalmente quando falamos de crianças.
O passado de Jack, tal como em "Pássaros da morte", volta para o assombrar, e desta vez a autora é extremamente cruel com este personagem.
Não posso explorar, porque não quero criar ...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
What kept me from giving this a higher rating were two things;
1. The fact that it took me a while to get into the story
2. The way she chose to wrap things up regarding the Ewan storyline.
I was not at all happy with the direction the Ewan storyline ended up going in. I thought it might have been an interesting twist, but the fact that she chose to end it the way she did? Nope. Not a fan. Yes, i suppose we were supposed to look at the literal ending of the book as something hopeful and ...more
Some of Hayder's work is so ...more
I've previously mentioned in a review of the Birdman that Mo Hayder is not afraid to confront and break taboos. Well, in this novel she dismembers them with a chainsaw and nails them bloody and dripping to your eyeballs !!!
I'd love to say what a marvellous and thrilling reading time you'll have, but as Orville used ...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
Ο γείτονας του δεν κάνει τίποτε άλλο από το ‘’ξύνει’’ συνεχώς αυτή τη πληγή .
Η υπόθεση που αναλαμβάνει η ομάδα του κάνει την πληγή αυτή να ‘’ματώσει’’.
Έτσι ο Τζακ ισορροπεί σε ένα τεντωμένο σκοινί: από την μία θέλει να εξιχνιάσει την υπόθεση , από την άλλη πιστεύει ότι μπορεί να βρει τι ακριβώς απέγινε ο αδερφός του, ενώ και η σχέση του βρίσκεται σε διαρκή ένταση καθώς και η Ρεμπέκα είναι κυνηγημένη από τους δικούς ...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
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
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
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
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
On a quiet cul-de-sac in South London sits a small house. It si ...more
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Mo lives in Bath with her daughter Lotte-Genevieve.
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