Ah, yes. This is the book that fans of the Hill and Jordan series have been anticipating for two long years. When we last saw Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan of the Metro Police in 2011’s THE RETRIBUTION, their fragile relationship had imploded as the result of the murders of Jordan’s brother and sister-in-law. CROSS AND BURN, the latest installment, begins just a few months after the events of THE RETRIBUTION. Author Val McDermid was right to linger over the book; it is enthralling and engrossing, perfect in every way.
Picture the beginning of the novel as a completed jigsaw puzzle that has been turned upside d