Beneath the Bleeding (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #5)

Beneath the Bleeding (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #5)

by Val McDermid

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ISBN-13: 9780061688973
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series , #5
Pages: 484
Sales rank: 1,255,457
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

VAL McDERMID is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty crime novels. She has won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; her novels have been selected as New York Times Notable Books and have been Edgar Award finalists. She was the 2010 recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Crime Writing. More than 10 million copies of her books have been sold around the world. She lives in the north of England. Visit her website at www.valmcdermid.com.

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Beneath the Bleeding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
ehj13 More than 1 year ago
As with all her books, this one also delivers. She keeps your interest as she weaves the story to its conclusion. I thoroughly enjoy reading all her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read, as always with Val McDermid, but I could find no association in the story for the title.
DeltaQueen50 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As with all Val McDermid books, I found Beneath the Bleeding to be a highly compulsive read. This is her fifth outing featuring Criminal Profiler Tony Hill and Police Inspector Carol Jordan, and the series still holds my attention with her fresh and inventive plotlines. In this outing Carol Jordan¿s team is called out to investigate the bizarre death of a famous footballer, while Tony languishes in hospital recovering from a brush with an axe wielding mental patient attempting an escape. Of course the story escalates with more strange poisonings and the bombing of a football stadium. Are these crimes connected, is it terrorism or is it something else? These are all questions that Carol, Tony and the MCI team must answer.Val McDermid is an accomplished psychological thriller writer and from the explosive opening pages she draws the reader into her story and delivers a compelling story. Her characters are believable and complex, and in this book she introduces Tony Hill¿s mother-from-hell which helps to fill in a lot of Tony¿s background. Beneath the Bleeding is a good, solid addition to this series and I look forward to getting my hands on the next book.
KDGeorge on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Good, taut, intelligent thriller. Part of the Dr. Tony Hill (specialist in profiling serial killers) series.
kylenapoli on LibraryThing 6 months ago
I put a hold on this at the library without realizing it was the most recent of a series I haven't read (Tony Hill); I just grabbed it. Although the book's cases themselves are not tied back to the previous books, the characters do make many references to past events, particularly past traumas. For what it's worth, I enjoyed "A Darker Domain" more.
mlanzotti on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Another fine outing from Val McDermid. The main characters are well developed and there is a twist at the end that is surprising. One of the better mystery writers today!
plm1250 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
a 13 years old girl goes missing ina small, closed English village.Sstepfather is eventually convicted of rape and although no bod is ever found murdering her. A great finish to an intelligent mystery
cmwilson101 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
This book is one of a series of books by Val McDermid about the neurotic, socially inept but brilliant criminal profiler, Tony Hill, and assertive, maverick detective Carol Jordan, and the odd, dependent relationship that develops between them as they solve crimes together. This story (the fifth in the series), about a poisoned soccer star, stands on its own. But is also very interesting to read the series in order and watch as Carol and Tony's relationship develops. There is a good cast of supporting characters, all of whom are realistically multi-faceted.
stvslayer on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The long awaited 5th book in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. Beneath the Bleeding was certainly interesting to read, but it didn't quite meet up to the standards of the previous books. Certainly the mystery of the murders was intriguing. You¿ve got a local football celebrity who is poisoned with Ricin in the prime of his career and a man who¿s planning on bombing the football stadium for unknown reasons. Amidst this wave of violent crime Tony¿s laid up in the hospital after being caught in the knee by an axe wielding patient at the mental hospital he works at. All of this should keep the book in the realm of page turner, but for some reason it just didn¿t grab me the way the previous four books did. For one, Tony and Carol's relationship seemed a bit off in this outing. Carol was frequently distant and angry with Tony, and Tony was often out of it from medications in the hospital. There was also the entrance of Tony¿s rather harsh mother, Vanessa which was oddly one of the few things that bonded Tony and Carol in this story even though Vanessa was a bit transitory and underused. I did enjoy the fact that McDermid explored Carol¿s MIT team a bit further than usual. It was nice to get into their heads, especially since the criminals in this book weren¿t as twisted as usual. I would definitely recommend reading this book if you¿re a fan of the series. I can only assume that this book will help build the next one. And the last few lines of the book were a bit more promising than usual for Tony and Carol¿s odd relationship.
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