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Birdman by Mo Hayder
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May 11, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2005

As my first Mo Hayder novel, Birdman remains vivid in my memory for the sheer audacity of the vitims' macabre fate. I always enjoyed a good P. D. James who-dunnit, moved to Ian Rankin's Rebus stories and then Stuart MacBride, but Hayder is a gift to the genre: the nastiness of the scenarios is so fresh to crime fiction that she reigns supreme in this, perhaps, subgenre of the suspense/police-procedural/psycho-thriller. I no longer read the blurb or the reviews; when Ms.Hayder's the author, I just pull out my wallet and hand over the cash!
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