Mo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly-plotted thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game. Her latest novel, Poppet, is Hayder at her most... show more
Mo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly-plotted thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game. Her latest novel, Poppet, is Hayder at her most terrifying: a gripping novel about the search for a dangerous mental patient on the loose.Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high security mental health ward. But when the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward’s patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he's got planned?Mo Hayder is renowned for conjuring nightmares that sink under the skin, and in Poppet she has delivered a taut, unbearably suspenseful novel that will not let readers go.
Publish date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Caffery (#6)
In the Beechway High Security unit, even the staff are starting to lose it. Recent incidents of patients committing self harm have everyone talking about the Maude (a spirit they are all afraid of). AJ LeGrande (head of the nursing staff) has noticed an increase in staff calling out of their shifts....
It's good to see Mo back to top form after the rather poor Gone (no 5 in the Caffery series) The events in Poppet take place inside Beechlands mental health unit and the setting adds some great story lines and wonderful characters. Mo Hayder still has the ability to shock and surprise her readers an...
I have seen a few debates lately about how a book cover influences the reader on whether they want to read the book. Poppet, for me, has a terrifying cover. One of the better reasons for reading the book as an e book was that I didn't have to look at it. The story is very good. Caffery is an unconv...
The Maude is outside. It wants to come in.It wants to sit on your chest.The mentally ill patients in Beechway High Secure Unit are highly suggestible. A hallucination can spread like a virus. When unexplained power cuts lead to a series of horrifying incidents, fear spreads from the inmates to the s...