The Torment of Others
Series: Tony Hill Series
Awards: Winner of the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2006. Nominated for the CWA Gold & Silver Dagger 2004. Shortlisted for the Mystery & Thriller Book Clubs award. Nominated for the BCA Peoples Choice Award.
A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of one Derek Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word - except to say that the 'Voice' told him to do it.
Top criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill is prepared to think the unthinkable - this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. While DCI Carol Jordan and her team mount a desperate and dangerous undercover police operation to trap the murderer, Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered...