-Publishers Weekly



Clinical psychologist Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison—even more twisted and cunning than before, and focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.


Tony and Carol have spent their careers protecting others, but now they’ll need all of the resources at their disposal to keep themselves out of harm’s way.







Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Val recommends:



[Editor's Note: Gods and Beasts is available for pre-order now]



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Val McDermid” to download her bestselling thrillers.


by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-21-2012 09:05 AM

Thanks Jeremy and B&N just what I need when the days get shorter is a longer night to be scared out of my mind, I LOVE it!!! :smileywink:


Also thanks to the free Fridays one of your previous selections has made it to finalist on the Fiction General Discussion board October Nook feature. What a great thing this is for B&N to do 


Thanks again for a great selection this week and everyweek

by FeetUp on ‎09-21-2012 09:24 AM

Thanks for two excellent choices! It has been weeks since I've found an interesting FF selection, but today we are receiving two jewels. Thanks, B&N!

by efda2009 on ‎09-21-2012 09:26 AM

Once again thanks for the free books.  Great selection!!:smileyhappy:

by ChynasMommy on ‎09-21-2012 09:45 AM

Thank you to all for the great selections this week! My nook is fat and happy!!! :smileyvery-happy:

by TREXROCKER on ‎09-21-2012 09:58 AM

Thank you to all for the free books!!!!!!!!!

by MonkeyKristi on ‎09-21-2012 10:08 AM

Thanks to all! A ton of great selections this week.

by BorderCollie on ‎09-21-2012 10:11 AM


From jerseygalatheart list of books -  I had a hard time finding the free versions of a couple; here are the links to the free versions of the ones that did not come up on a simple search:



A Soldier Reborn Dan McCarty



44 Jools Sinclair




by Reincarnation on ‎09-21-2012 10:12 AM

Thank you to all for the huge selection of freebies. Now, may I please have an extra hour in my day in which to read?!

by Moderator Melissa_W on ‎09-21-2012 10:23 AM

Oh, wow - I've only read the first two in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series but I will definitely be snapping this one up for futue reading (Jacko Vance is from book 2 Tony's and Carol's series).  Excellent crime fiction, great for fall reading.  McDermid sets a scene very well.


(And a Hobbit book! Everyone be sure to have a second breakfast tomorrow!!)

by smm2142 on ‎09-21-2012 10:45 AM

Thanks to all for the Free Friday books.  I really enjoy the variety that is offered.


Have a great day!!!



by kamas716 on ‎09-21-2012 10:57 AM

I love the TV series, Wire In the Blood, so this is great.

by stingzgrrl on ‎09-21-2012 10:58 AM

I find myself getting more into these mystery/thriller/suspense books than I ever have been before - even though I can usually figure it out, I like the way they keep me on the edge of my seat! Also big thanks to everyone else for posting other free books, I think I downloaded like 3 or 4 others in addition to today's FF.

by lisab4u on ‎09-21-2012 11:17 AM

This was an awesome Free Friday!! :smileyhappy: Thanks to everybody for their free selections: Jeremy, Spec, JfroJeff (welcome back!), Jerseygalatheart, Butterflly13, Melhay, and BorderCollie (for your help finding some of the freebies)!  I picked up a few from all of the lists.  Without all of you, I would miss out on some great reads.  Have a great weekend!

by michealep91 on ‎09-21-2012 11:17 AM

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!  Lot's of interesting things for me today!

by scrappinwiz on ‎09-21-2012 11:19 AM

Thanks everyone !!!!   I love free fridays <3