The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid – Book Review


This is the second in the series that inspired the television show. Carol Jordan is working with a police team who are investigating a death that occurred in a factory fire. Meanwhile, Tony Hill is working with a group of officers that they are hoping to train up as the first key profiling team in the UK. But when one of his team discovers a link between several young missing persons and soon ends up dead, things get real. And horrible.

It’s not taken me long to get addicted to this series. Both main characters are flawed, but still immensely likable. You want them to recognise their connection and get together, but are also aware that this isn’t an American sitcom, and that there are an awful lot of hurdles to leap before there is any chance of a happy ending. Realistically, there is not going to be a happy ending for these guys, and that’s also ok.

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