I bought this for a flight back home from London and it so captivated me that I was literally the last person to stand up after we landed. Mo and I had to put up with the same type of crap when we started writing—interviewers asking us how we as women can write such brutal stories about women and children. When women write these sorts of stories, they’re categorized as “domestic thrillers.” When men write them, they’re marketed as evocatively capturing female rage (Mo Hayder: too angry and violent. Stig Larsson: evocatively captures female rage). Hands down this is one of the best-plotted, most terrifying novels you’ll read. Selected by our Early Summer 2021 Guest Editor Karin Slaughter
Greenwich, south-east London Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes he has ever seen. Five young women have been ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Dome. Subsequent post-mortems reveal a singular, horrific signature linking the victims. Soon Caffery realizes that he is on the trail of that most dangerous offender: a serial killer. Beset by animosity within the police force, haunted by the memory of a very personal death long ago, Caffery employs every weapon forensic science can offer to hunt him down. Because he knows that it is only a matter of time before this sadistic killer strikes again...
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)
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. 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. Lovereading view... 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)
Night is falling as murder detective Jack Caffrey arrives to interview the distraught victim of a car-jacking. What he hears horrifies him. The car was taken by force, and on the back seat was a passenger. An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing. Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police. And Caffrey becomes certain that he is planning to take another car. And another child. Who is the car-jacker? How is he choosing his targets? And - most urgent of all - can Caffrey find the child? Before it's too late ...
The patients at Beechway High Secure Unit are terrified. Unexplained power cuts have lead to a series of horrifying incidents. And now fear has spread from the inmates to the staff. DI Jack Caffery is called to investigate, whilst working the most impossible case of his life. Will he be able to stare pure evil in the eye, and survive?
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.