The Treatment (Jack Caffery Series #2)

The Treatment (Jack Caffery Series #2)

by Mo Hayder
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The Treatment (Jack Caffery Series #2) by Mo Hayder

Hayder’s second novel after the hair-raising Birdman, The Treatment brings Detective Jack Caffery back to investigate the abduction of a little boy, a crime with disturbing parallels to Caffery's own troubled past.

In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come: their eight-year-old son has been abducted. But when the body is found and forensic evidence turns the case on its head, revealing disturbing parallels to events in Detective Caffery's own past, he realizes he's dealing with much more sinister forces than he'd anticipated—and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his professional distance. As the evidence mounts and Caffery struggles to hold his own life together, the case hurtles toward a shocking conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802194480
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Jack Caffery Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 113,731
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

MO HAYDER is the author of the critically acclaimed Birdman (Doubleday). She lives in London, England.

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The Treatment (Jack Caffery Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
Great writing. This is a excellent good dark mystery. Hayder really got me hooked on the series. I do recommend reading Birdman before The Treatment. I think I could get right into the plot of The Treatment because of what I had learned in Birdman about the main character Detective Jack Caffery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book may be even better than Birdman. Maybe b/c Hayder brings several of the characters from the first book into this one. I especially was interested in Caffrey's relationships with Rebecca and Penderecki, which added extra layers to the novel. My only complaint is the ending. So close! I wish this book had another 3 chapters or so...I really wanted that last story arc tied up. Oh well, so it goes.... Still a good read, especially if you've read Birdman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hayder is certainly one for writing a novel that just won't let up, and this one is no different. So utterly disturbing, you just need to find out who the killer is so you can put this nightmare down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in the mystery/thriller genre that I have ever read, and I've read a lot of them. The ending is absolutely horrifying! I look forward to Mo Hayder's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but way too overdone in the Oops, I almost got it department. A lot of writers use the idea of It's at the back of my mind but I can't get it, or If only he had turned right instead of left he would have solved the case. But she uses them ad nauseam. After a while I found myself asking Can't he remember anything, and How unlucky can one policeman be? Except for this flaw, which to me is fairly serious, it was a good yarn. Yes, I will probably buy the next one, but if she plays the same game again, I don' t know about the one after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say this isn't well written, but I believe this series has gotten entirely too dark for me. Warning: if you find Ruth Rendell too disturbing, stay away from this one. It will literally disturb your sleep, and not in a scary-good way but in a traumatically depressing way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mo Hayder is my favorite "new" author. I read Gone, and I've been gone every since. Every book I read is better than the one before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my second mo hayder book and like Poppet, l just couldnt put it down. Fantastic!
JCB3 More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author - wonderful writer. What's I liked best about Hayder is in his ability to encourage his readers to come to their own conclusion(s) - a terrifying and poingnant novel that definitely adds a new element of shock  to the "crime/mystery" genre.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Heart-breakingly brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark mystery/thriller that was hard to put down. The twisting plot was so carefully done. I just loved that there is just the right amount of description so the reader's brain gets the visual and is not lost in pages of words. There are a lot of non-American words that add to the reality of the book. Worth reading as long as you do not mind graphic, and I mean GRAPHIC, sexual and violent content. Very dark, difficult subject matters. I have to say I feel Mo Hayder cheated me with the ending. Great read though!
Annaparker63 More than 1 year ago
Great storyline and characters will keep you on the edge of your seat!
ATXSue More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put this down. The crime is truly gruesome, and while our hero, Jack Caffery, has his own problems directly related to the case, you just know he is going to catch his man, or at least you hope so. The unexpected ironic twists and turns keep you guessing. I am ready to read more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An intense ride, made all the more exciting with the author pulling some serious strings! On to book 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Possibly better than the first. I can't decide. I purchased the third book about halfway through this one. I will definitely be getting all of Mo Hayder's books. She is amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great, the best I've read in a long time. I am a Stephen King fan but this is so much better, very much like Thomas Harris. If this is your type of genre this book is fast paced and hard to put down.
LisaDunckley 10 months ago
This is the 2nd of the Jack Caffery series, and I liked it even better than the first! Once again Jack is called upon to solve a particularly horrific crime. This time it involves rings of pedophiles, and brings forward some of the story of what happened to Jack's little brother (unsolved disappearance, suspect is pedophile neighbor). Once again, the police detective solving and clues is very well done. The criminals in this book are horrific—the details about the ring of child abusers was terrifying. And finding out some of the back story of Jack's brother was very intriguing. These books are not for the squeamish—there are lots of gruesome details both about murders and about abuse of children. Without giving away any spoilers, I would say that if you like thrillers, detective novels or books about serial killers you will NOT be able to put this book down!
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I'm gonna try to do this without dropping any spoilers... There are some bits of the story line that turn out just as one would like, and others leave you hanging... That said, over all, I enjoyed it. Here and there the dialog gets lost and you're not sure who's speaking, but it's not a contiuous issue. I've been able to get into the main characters. I guess I'm going to have to get the next book in the series.
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