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The Retribution

The Retribution

‘Brilliant . . . sensational . . . unforgettable’ Guardian
‘The queen of crime is still at the top of her game’ Independent

There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill’s life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance.

And now Jacko is back in Tony’s life. Even more twisted and cunning than ever before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony – and DCI Carol Jordan – for the years he has spent in prison.

Tony doesn’t know when Jacko will strike, or where. All he knows is that Jacko will cause him to feel fear like he has never known before – and devastate his life in ways he cannot imagine…

The Queen of Crime returns with the unforgettably gripping seventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series
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Don’t miss the electrifying new Tony Hill & Carol Jordan thriller – HOW THE DEAD SPEAK is out now
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Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid:

‘It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go’ Daily Mail

‘So gripping it puts your life on hold’ The Times

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get’ Sunday Express

‘One of today’s most accomplished crime writers’ Literary Review

‘McDermid remains unrivalled’ Observer

The seventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 16th February 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751546057

Reviews

It's perhaps fitting that for McDermid's 25th novel she's revisited her most thrillingly murderous creation, Jacko Vance
Daily Mirror
Val McDermid's 25th novel is stunningly good, but it comes with a health warning. It is truly disturbing
The Times
McDermid never pulls her punches in her graphic descriptions of the evils men (and women) inflict on each other...tension filled from start to finish
Irish Independent
Her writing is taut, her plotting pacy... McDermid is particularly good at analysing human damage and its effects
Scotsman
To write one brilliant book is hard. To write 25 is a miracle. That is what Val McDermid has achieved over the course of her career and it's why she is a much-loved legend in the literary world...the pace here is flawless and the various storylines are expertly interwoven...a superb crime novel
Sunday Express
Brilliant ... sensational ...unforgettable
Guardian
It's a tribute to McDermid's skill as a storyteller that she deliberately creates a trio of central characters who are essentially incapable of conventional empathy yet still manages to sustain reader sympathy right through to the coldly brutal finale
Irish Times
McDermid has pulled out all the stops, delivering a fast-moving tale
Herald

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan