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Splinter the silence / Val McDermid.

By: McDermid, Val, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McDermid, Val, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan: book 9.Edition: Special collector's edition.Description: 388 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781408706909 ; 1408706903 .Subject(s): Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Jordan, Carol, Detective Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Cyberbullying -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "Is it violence if it's virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. But he's the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher" --
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Suspense Hāwera LibraryPlus
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Fiction MacDERM (Browse shelf) Available i2147880
Suspense Stratford
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Fiction MCD (Browse shelf) Available A00755005
Suspense Waverley LibraryPlus
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Fiction MacDERM (Browse shelf) Available i2147881
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Includes bonus short story: Guilt trip.

"Is it violence if it's virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. But he's the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher" --

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Former police officer Carol Jordan's drinking is out of hand, and it is affecting her job prospects. Psychologist Tony Hill is the only person with a shot at getting her off the sauce. Partially as a distraction, Tony nurtures an idea with Carol that involves a pattern between two high-profile women who spoke out about men and crimes against women. Both women were harassed online and recently took their own lives. When a fluke gives Carol another chance at her career and another trolling victim commits suicide, the policewoman handpicks a team of her favorites to investigate-right under Detective Chief Inspector Fielding's nose. It turns out that these three deaths have a few things in common, such as a murderer with a vendetta against outspoken women. Verdict Employing a multiperspective narrative, McDermid (Cross and Burn) brings back the beloved Tony Hill and Carol Jordan for this ninth installment of the police procedural series. Readers familiar with the books will rejoice at the prospect of a new page-turning offering, while newcomers who enjoy Sara Paretsky and Laurie R. King will catch up quickly with the backstory.-Michelle Gilbert, Fox Lake District Lib., IL © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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