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Ritual by Mo Hayder
  

Ritual

Mo Hayder

Part of the Jack Caffery Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

A terrific author, not for the squeamish, with the start of a Bristol-based series ‘Walking Man’ starring DI Jack Caffery and a police diver Sergeant Flea Marley. The title gives you a clue as to the nastiness of this thriller, the early discovery of detatched hands helps too …

Comparison: Peter James, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs.

Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: DI Jack Caffery; a London cop in self-exile in Bristol who is running from his past, now working in tandem with a local female police diver. Not for the faint-hearted, a series that explores the heart of darkness and chills to the bones. SKIN is the 4th in the series.

Jack Caffery series:
1. Birdman (2000)
2. The Treatment (2001)
3. Ritual (2008)
4. Skin (2009)

If you like Mo Hayder you might also like to read books by M R Hall, Oliver Stark and Katia Lief.

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Ritual by Mo Hayder

Just after lunch on a Tuesday in April, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand. The fact that there's no body attached is disturbing enough. Yet more disturbing is the discovery, a day later, of the matching hand.

Both have been recently amputated, and the indications are that the victim was still alive when they were removed. DI Jack Caffery has been newly seconded to the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol. He and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a boy who has recently disappeared.

Their search for him - and for his abductor - lead them into the darkest recesses of Bristol's underworld, where drug addiction is rife, where street-kids sell themselves for a hit, and where an ancient evil lurks; an evil that feeds off the blood - and flesh - of others.


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Mo Hayder is inimitable. She surpasses even Ruth Rendell in her ability to find horror in everyday things... Intensely enthralling OBSERVER A vivid and thorough exploration of the clash between ancient superstition and modern science, with plenty of thrills and chills along the way GUARDIAN A combination of irresistible prose and hateful subjects makes Hayder's books not-to-be-missed bestsellers LITERARY REVIEW Expect plenty of blood, gore and black magic DAILY MIRROR If it's real terror you're after, Mo Hayder is your woman... Hayder is a brave writer and she requires brave readers DAILY MAIL


About the Author

Mo Hayder

After leaving school at fifteen, Mo Hayder worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University, where she now teaches.

She is the author of Birdman, The Treatment, which won the 2001 WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, and Tokyo, all published by Bantam Books.

In 2011 Mo Hayder was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on DI JACK CAFFERY...

A London cop in self-exile in Bristol who is running from his past, now working in tandem with a local female police diver. Not for the faint-hearted, a series that explores the heart of darkness and chills to the bones. SKIN is the 4th in the series.

Jack Caffery series:
1. Birdman (2000)
2. The Treatment (2001)
3. Ritual (2008)

4. Skin (2009)

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Publication date

20th November 2008

Author

Mo Hayder

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780553820430