Review: Insidious Intent by Val McDermid

Insidious Intent by Val McDermid

In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away–only to leave the victims’ bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. 

Psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan are called upon to investigate–but this may be the toughest case they’ve ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor must deal with a cruel cyber-blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

Another great outing for Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Val McDermid is as usual on top form as the newly put together ReMit team tackle a tough case with virtually no evidence apart from the remains of the victim to work on.

Lots of familiar faces are back as well, we get to check in with the brilliant computer whizz Stacey Chen still reeling from her boyfriends betrayal, as well as Paula, Elinor and their new ward Torin and the new challenges raising a teenager brings to their already busy lives. 


Tony and Carol are as always treading careful ground with each other as Carol struggles to find her feet with out turning to drink again, and Tony – well Tony gets a new coat (Carol makes him, he’s not sure – its purple!) 


Book 10 of the series and its as strong as ever – and definitely not one to miss if you are a fan of McDermid’s characters, I’d say more but even though this has been published a little while I’m wary of spoilers….