This is the sensational new Jack Caffery thriller from Mo Hayder, bestselling author of Gone and Poppet. Who's afraid? I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent. Fourteen years ago two teenage lovers were brutally murdered in a patch of remote woodland. The prime suspect confessed to the crimes and was imprisoned. Now, one family is still trying to put the memory of the killings behind them. But at their isolated hilltop house ...the nightmare is about to return.
|Publication date:||12th March 2015|
|Publisher:||Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 30/09/2021
Success was something of a double-edged sword for Mo Hayder. Her debut novel Birdman enjoyed astonishing sales, but called down a fearsome wrath on the author for unflinchingly entering the blood-spattered territory of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal books. Part of the fuss was clearly to do with the fact that a woman writer had handled scenes of horror and violence so authoritatively. Wolf is another highly impressive entry, streets away from the cosy reassurance of most current crime fiction. Once again, Hayder’s protagonist Jack Cafferey is characterised with particular skill, and Hayder has him dealing with the residue of the murder of two teenage lovers. The personal involvement of a copper in a grim case is an over-familiar theme, but it’s rarely been dispatched with the panache and vividness on display here. So Mo Hayder admirers can purchase with confidence.
Hayder keeps you guessing adroitly - and has in Caffrey, a maverick cop so fascinatingly weird that he makes Ian Rankin's Rebus seems a stolid conformist Sunday Times, Culture Builds to its mesmerising climax with a brilliantly paced sense of menace. Masterful Sunday Mirror
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 ...More About Mo Hayder