This book was recommended to me by a girl from the Lesezirkel. It is the first part of a series of books (obviously...) about DI Jack Caffery.
DI Caffery has had a bad night, and now the telephone rings and he is told that the bodies of 5 dead women have been found. After the autopsy it's clear that a serial killer is responsible for all those deaths. As the killer sews small birds into the thorax, he is called "Birdman" almost immediately.
Most of the victims have been drug addicted prostitutes. This is the reason Cafferys colleague Diamond is quite sure that the killer must be a black dealer. But Caffery is on a totally different trace, and soon he finds himself in a most disturbing horror story.
Wow, this was hardcore! Hayder describes very accurately, which made me retch more than once in the morning train to work. The language is sometimes not sooooo easy, a lot of technical terms - but my Kindle helped out ;-).
I award 9 out of 10 for a really good story, minor drawback was the language plus the not very good e-book design.
Currently I read Shock by Kathy and Brendan Reichs, and will (as it is a short story) turn afterwards immediately to Terminal by the same authors.