The Treatment

The Treatment

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The suspense is relentless in The Treatment, an emotional powerhouse of a thriller that brings back Jack Caffery, the detective from Mo Hayder's acclaimed novel Birdman. A masterful blend of psychological insight and forensic detail, Hayder's latest thriller is as chilling as it is heartbreaking, a gritty, gripping tour de force of suspense.
It is a perfect summer day in London's up-market Brockwell Park. Yet, behind the elegant facade of one house, a man and his wife have been taken prisoner in their own home and their young son has disappeared. But the final horror of their terrifying ordeal is still to be revealed.
Called in to investigate, Jack Caffery tries desperately to make sense of the meager clues found at the crime scene. But the echoes of a devastating disappearance in his own past make it impossible for him to view the crime objectively. And as Jack digs deeper, as the disturbing parallels between past and present mount, the real nightmares begin... "From the Paperback edition."
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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 771.1g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0753175886
  • 9780753175880

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Even before it was published, Mo Hayder's first novel, Birdman, was an international sensation, and when it was published in 1999 it became one of the most talked about thrillers of the year. Now in her dazzling new novel, The Treatment, Mo Hayder explores the deepest recesses of the perverse human mind.
In Brockwell Park, a residential neighbourhood in south London, a husband and wife are found tied up and imprisoned in their house, badly dehydrated after suffering beatings and days without food or water. But worse is to come. Their child is missing.
Young and driven, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called in to investigate the abduction of the little boy. When the child's body is found, Caffery knows from the nature of the attack that his considerable investigative skills will be sorely tried as he attempts to unravel the motive and sequence of events. Especially when he discovers that a tragedy in his own past is indirectly connected to the murder. As Jack digs deeper, and 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 nightmares begin.
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"Another deliciously chilling thriller."
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7,719 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 34% (2,639)
4 41% (3,190)
3 19% (1,447)
2 4% (310)
1 2% (133)
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