The Retribution: A New Thriller by Val McDermid
Posted on Jan 12 2012 at 12:07:34 PM in Books
I had heard a lot of great things about award-winning author Val McDermid’s bestselling thrillers featuring psychologist Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan, so when I got a chance to get an advance readers copy of The Retribution, I jumped on it. Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer and The Retribution is a chilling, gripping novel. This is Book #7 in this UK-based series. I probably could have deciphered some of the relationships better if I had read the previous novels; however, with a little sleuthing of my own, I was able to work them out well enough to have a good reading experience.
Because of the nature of this story, I don’t recommend it for anyone under 18 years old. If you’re a fan of Patricia Cornwell early novels or Laurie King’s series featuring San Francisco Detective Kate Martinelli then you know the kind of criminal mind featured in this novel – and how chilling such stories can be. Read the rest of my review at http://popcornreads.com/?p=2629.