17 May 2015

Books// The Treatment by Mo Hayder

If you follow me on twitter you will have seen that on Wednesday I actually finished my degree. After all the tears and a huge amount of coffee I actually did it. There were times I didn't think I'd make it and I nearly quit but I made it.

I was hoping to get back to my blog on Thursday but I ended up spending the whole day in bed dying from the worlds worst hangover. I thought I was nearing the end. I couldn't even eat McDonalds it was that bad. Then I had to go through the mammoth task of packing and coming home and now that I have trashed my parents house and my stuff is everywhere I can finally relax and get down to some serious blogging. My parents however are not too impressed :)

So now that I have finished university for good I actually have time to read (lets pretend I don't have to try and find a job). I have such a huge reading list and my mum keeps buying more amazing sounding books so expect a lot more book reviews.

Mo Hayder The Treatment

"A quiet residential street in south London.
A husband and wife are discovered, imprisoned in their own home. Badly dehydrated, they've been bound and beaten. He is close to death. But worse is to come: their young son is missing.
When Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, the similarities with events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime dispassionately.
And as he digs deeper - as he attempts to hold his own life together in the face of ever more disturbing revelations about both his past and his present - the real nightmare begins ..."

I must start by saying this book is a little bit disturbing. It involves a paedophile ring and some of the story is upsetting so definitely do not read it if you are triggered by abuse. 

To start with I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book but I could not put it down. So as the synopsis says it starts with a couple found tied up in their house near death and their little boy is missing. The family are in too much shock or don't know anything to be of any help  and the Detective is way too emotional. I went through phases of liking the Detective and finding him a bit annoying but when you find out his back story it all makes sense.

The whole book is so tense because I knew what was happening and was waiting for the police to catch up and it seemed to take forever. My mum actually told me to shut up because I kept shouting at the book as you do. I mean I thought it was pretty obvious. There was however some twists added to the storyline which I wasnt expecting.

The ending is pretty soul crushing and I was not expecting it at all but all in all despite the disturbing story line this book was surprisingly good and I would recommend it. 

Have you read any Mo Hayder books?


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