Cross and BurnBook - 2013
The superstar crime author follows up her #1 bestseller The Retribution with a new edge-of-your-seat Tony Hill thriller
Val McDermid's work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Her latest, Cross and Burn, picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the U.K.--clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan--who were barely speaking when we last saw them and whose relationship will now be challenged even further. Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between the long-time crimefighting partners, but just because Tony and Carol aren't talking doesn't mean the killing stops.
Someone is killing women, women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. When the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events beyond their control, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves, and each other, as never before.
Both heart-pounding and heart-wrenching, Cross and Burn is a brilliant work.