The Treatment

The Treatment

Book - 2002
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The troubled hero of Mo Hayder’s Birdman, which "gripped the mind even as it quickened the pulse" (New York Times), returns in an expertly crafted chiller that brings him face to face with haunting memories and palpable fears.
A riveting mixture of psychological intrigue and forensic detail, Birdman introduced a compelling new voice to the thriller genre. Kirkus Reviews pronounced it a "top-notch debut thriller, a deftly plotted assault on the nerves." Elle magazine promised, "It’ll scare the hell out of you." In The Treatment, Mo Hayder once again plumbs the darkest recesses of the human mind as she sends Detective Jack Caffery on the trail of a villain capable of unspeakable perversion.
It is the middle of the summer in Brockwell Park, a pleasant residential area in London. Behind the placid facade of one house, a man and his wife lie tied up and imprisoned in their own home. When they are discovered, badly dehydrated and bearing the marks of a brutal beating, they reveal one final horror: Their young son has disappeared. Called in to investigate, Jack Caffery uses all the tricks of the forensic investigator’s trade to piece together the scanty clues at the crime scene. But the echoes of a heartrending disappearance in his own past make it almost impossible for him to view the crime with scientific detachment. As Jack digs deeper, attempting to hold his own life together as the disturbing parallels between past and present mount, the real nightmares begin.


Baker & Taylor
Detective Jack Caffery returns to investigate a brutal attack on a London couple and the mysterious disappearance of their young son, a crime that brings him face to face with nightmarish memories of his own past.

Blackwell North Amer
Midsummer: Brockwell Park, a pleasant residential area of south London. A husband and wife are discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. They are badly dehydrated, have been beaten, and the husband is close to death. But worse is to come: their young son is missing.
When DI Jack Caffery of the Met's murder squad, AMIP, is called in to investigate, the similarities to events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime with the necessary detachment. And as Jack digs deeper, as he attempts to hold his own life together in the face of ever more disturbing revelations about both the past and the present, the real nightmare begins.

Baker
& Taylor

Detective Jack Caffery, the troubled hero of Birdman, returns to investigate a brutal attack on a London couple and the mysterious disappearance of their young son, a crime that brings him face to face with nightmarish memories of his own past.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2002, c2001.
ISBN: 9780385496957
0385496958
9780440236177
0440236177
Characteristics: 357 p. ; 24 cm.

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I hope that if her future books are printed in North America they leave the text alone. It irritates me no end when a South London copper uses north American English and everything is "translated" into N. American. Surely the avaerge N. American reader's intelligent enough to understand what's meant by the "boot" of a car and that "tyres" are the rubber bits on the wheels.
Sadly the N. American publishers seem to think that only N. American English can be understood in this country and that, probably, we in London should speak and spell in bad American.
All right, rant over. I'm sure all Canadian readers agree with me though.

sjmitra Sep 18, 2012

Not for the squeamish. Great thriller, however, I hope Rebecca doesn't make any more appearances in the next three Jack Caffery books. I found her boring in Birdman, intolerable in The Treatment and am sick of her. Moving on to Ritual!

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Eil_1
Sep 13, 2012

Perhaps a very good book. But, I found the plot slow-moving and it couldn't hold my interest.

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Carlscolin
Jun 20, 2011

I first read Pig Island, by Mo Haydor and quite enjoyed it, although there were some grisly scenes in it !
I enjoy thrillers and I also enjoyed this one, although I don't think its for everyone as it does involve pedophiles and is quite discriptive and may turn some people off.
I had my 'suspect' around a third of the way through and was wrong !!!
I will read more of her books

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