I finished this a while ago, and loved it! I've been meaning to try Val McDermid books for a while, and I'm very glad I have!!
This book gripped me from the very start, a tale of a serial killer, and the specialist team who discover him and track him down, after he kills one of their team members.
I liked that the author wasn't scared to kill off a main character, which can be quite rare. The story is compelling, with many twists and turns along the way, compounded with the intricate characters, both of the killer and of the team tracking him down. This is the second book with Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, who first worked together in The Mermaids Singing, which I have still to read.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and have added more Val McDermid books to my reading list. Sorry for the brief review, I will edit and post more!