The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid

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This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...


The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

 

About Val McDermid

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Val McDermid is the author of twenty-five previous best-selling novels, which have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over ten million copies worldwide.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 467 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Nothing in McDermid's wisecracking books about Manchester p.i.

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Ok, you've teased me enough to make me want to give this series a try...but you've also scared me ;) I don't want nightmares :p I think I'll pick up the first one and give it a shot :):).

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