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Skin by Mo Hayder
  

Skin

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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.

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It might be advisable to read Ritual before you read Skin as there are certain plot follow-ups to Ritual in this book. Mo Hayder is a writer who can be quite graphic with her descriptions of murders but if you can handle that you will find her a gripping and fascinating story teller.

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 Katia Lief, M R Hall and Oliver Stark.

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Synopsis

Skin by Mo Hayder

When the decomposed body of a young woman is found by near railway tracks just outside Bristol one hot May morning, all indications are that she's committed suicide. That's how the police want it too; all neatly squared and tidied away. But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure.

He is on the trail of someone predatory, someone who hides in the shadows and can slip into houses unseen. And for the first time in a very long time, he feels scared. Police Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery.

Having come to terms with the loss of her parents, and with the traumas of her past safely behind her, she's beginning to wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professional. And then she finds something that changes everything. Not only is it far too close to home for comfort - but it's so horrifying that she knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

And that this time, no one - not even Caffery - can help her ...

Reviews

'Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers. She is the bravest writer I know.' Karin Slaughter

'Hayder is the closest we've got to Stephen King ... the goriest thriller writer this side of the pond.' Mirror

'Hayder is not a subdued writer. Her characters are almost as chilling as the horrors that they are investigating. The inner demons of Caffery and Marley make the turmoils of Rankin's Rebus or Mankell's Wallender seem puny and adolescent... She writes and plots with panache. Macabre, yes, but also absorbing and hugely entertaining.' The Times

'Warped ... bloodthirsty ... No matter how much you despise yourself for getting sucked into such places, Hayder is brilliant at making you read on.' Daily Telegraph

'Hayder's gory insights into the dark are compelling.' Guardian

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

26th March 2009

Author

Mo Hayder

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Publisher

Bantam Press

Format

Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780593048078

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