The Treatment

The Treatment

[a Novel]

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, c2002
ISBN: 9780770428914
0770428916
9780676974362
0676974368
Branch Call Number: HAYD
Characteristics: 357 p

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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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