As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses.
Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.
A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
When the team arrive at a van abandoned on landfill sight they soon realise this is a case, the like they have never seen before. The van door is locked, the glass darkened, an angry buzzing inside. Phoebe is in the front seat, wasps crawling in and out of her open mouth: SAVE ME is written in blood on the windscreen. Red's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell here on earth.Written by
Very entertaining, but not spell-ed-out satisfyingly enough?
The first episode of this three-part thriller (fourth in the series) was definitely tip-top in my opinion. It offered all the gore and mystery that kept us glued to our seats during the first Messiah instalment (maybe the other two as well, but not all would agree).
However, the pace and development of the story seemed to be lacking once the Dante connection to the murders was found. While still thrilling and gruesome, the plot became a little complicated to decipher. Personally, I love murder mystery thrillers to be spell-ed out to me, so that I leave happy in the knowledge that I know everything, and I have no unanswered questions.
Still hoping that all would become clear, I watched the final episode intently. Again, it was definitely worth watching, but be warned - if you're lazy like me and want everything to be made very clear, or not clever enough to latch on to what's going on, you may be left a little unsatisfied.
If you're new to the Messiah series, I would definitely recommend the first one, at least as a starting point. This one is still worth a look, though.
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