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Poppet: Jack Caffery series 6 [Kindle Edition]

Mo Hayder
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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?

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    "Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers" (KARIN SLAUGHTER)

    "With Mo Hayder you never know where you are going until you get there" (The Times)

    "Extraordinarily good. Creepy, enthralling, twisty and very moving. Wow." (STEVE MOSBY)

    "Oozes sinisterness from the first page" (Entertainment weekly)

    "Enthralling...Hayder’s sharply drawn characters, major and minor, and her psychological acumen combine for a frightening and convincing read." (Publisher's Weekly)

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    The heartstopping new Jack Caffery novel - a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1223 KB
    • Print Length: 384 pages
    • Publisher: Transworld Digital (28 Mar. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00BBA6G38
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Mo Hayder has written some of the most terrifying crime thrillers you will ever read. Her first novel, Birdman, was hailed as a 'first-class shocker' by the Guardian and her follow-up, The Treatment was voted by the Times one of 'the top ten most scary thrillers ever written'. Mo's books are 100% authentic, drawing on her long research association with several UK police forces and on her personal encounters with criminals and prostitutes. She left school at 15 and has worked as a barmaid, security guard, English teacher, and even a hostess in a Tokyo club.

    She has an MA in film making from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She now lives in England's West Country and is a full-time writer. For more information on Mo Hayder and her books, see her website at

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Guaranteed class. 3 Nov. 2013
    By Jack
    This 6th Jack caffrey novel takes Hayder back to her best. I read this in 2 days and quite frankly her plotting is second to none. What Hayder is so good at is effortlessly making her prose carry the story forward at break neck speed whilst documenting every character flaw or strength with spell binding class. She is a sublime writer and easily the best in the uk at the moment. When I finished reading the novel I thought, that was quite a simple storyline, but she adds this menace and darkness to it that only she can. The pluses of this novel were that the "walking man" was thankfully absent. Let's hope she has retired him ( he was so irritating in her last few novels). Flea Marley returns but is a "bit part" leaving Caffrey ( superb) to take centre stage. Also a positive was there is VERY little police procedure ( yawn). This is pure story. She does over-write some chapters ans her story plotting is so seductive that you do end up speed reading the detail... I feel she comes off slightly worse off in the detail vs plot saga but there can be no taking away that this is a great novel. As a prolific crime reader, I am blown away by just how easily she puts everyone else in her shadow. Brilliant book Mo.
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    25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, so good! 22 May 2013
    Quite frankly, Mo Hayder scares the bejesus out of me. The first page of her latest book Poppet grabbed me and just never let go. (and check out that creepy cover....)

    Poppet is the sixth book featuring Detective Inspector Jack Caffery of Bristol, England's Major Crime Investigation Team. "His unit is the one that gets all the murders and difficult cases. The cases that need high-level attention."

    The opening chapter takes us to a mental institution. Each and every resident is afraid of The Maude - who will sit on your chest and ......Is this a mass delusion? Or is someone targeting some of the unlikeable and bothersome residents of the ward. None of the patients will even say the name aloud....And now the staff is afraid as well.

    Isaac, a young resident deemed 'cured', is released back into society. Caffery is called in when Isaac is found to have connections to the deaths on the ward. A bag of little human effigies, also known as 'poppets' is found hidden in Isaac's old room.....and he's disappeared.

    Jack is also working on the disappearance of a young woman named Misty - but Caffery knows much more about the case than he's letting on.

    "But truth is stranger than fiction and the world is never what it seems: for over a year Caffery's been hopscotching over the issue, he's been guarding the case like a hound, appearing to be working on it while simultaneously leading the unit away from what he really knows about Misty's disappearance, - which is more, much more than any cop has a right. It's a big fat secret he's been hiding. Something he can't do anything about."

    I've loved the Jack Caffery character since Hayder's first book Birdman.
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Readers beware...this book gives you sunburn 7 July 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    A rare hot July in Scotland spent with nothing but this book on my lap and a cava at my side has proven to be just what Was needed to change me back into the avid reader I used to be. Mo Hayder is a delight, she inspires and surprises and this book is no exception to her run of good form. She fills her characters to the brim with original nuances and she brings in just enough twists to keep things fresh but not annoy the attentive Thriller fan too much. My only complaint would be the lengthy timespans between novels but then that's only the impatient fan in me. You definitely must read this!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Did I like it, or was it just 'okay'? Tough one, but as you can see I have rather reluctantly gone for okay. Tough because this was one of my most eagerly anticipated novels of the year; I wanted it so much that I accidentally pre-ordered it on three separate occasions, so three copies arrived!

    So what's it about? Well, it's about a high-security psychiatric detention unit in the West Country (Somerset/Glos) housing some pretty weird inmates, but some of them have been dying in strange circumstances. The place is run by the delectable Melanie Arrow, or at least she's delectable in the eyes of Senior Nursing Co-Ordinator AJ LeGrande who has always regarded her to be out of his league. One of the better behaved detainees is about to be released: Isaac Handel, who some eleven or so years earlier, at the age of fourteen, committed a crime so sickeningly violent that I won't mention it here - or who the victims were - because part of the element of surprise for the reader is finding out. Meanwhile, front-man DI Jack Caffery is accosted by the mother of a young woman who has been missing for well over a year, and in fact this is a story strand carried over from the previous Caffery episode Gone (actually published 3 years ago). The mother wants closure and wants Caffery to re-open the search. He and police diving specialist Phoebe 'Flea' Marley have secrets about that case that could cause all sorts of problems should the truth ever come out. And after a third of the story has passed, Caffery is drawn into the deadly goings-on at Beechway Psychiatric Unit.
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    This is one of a great series of books by Mo Hayder
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    Published 25 days ago by Saffron2511
    5.0 out of 5 stars another good one
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    This was the first book I'd read in the series and I was a bit nervous of it to start. But it takes you into the lives of the characters with short chapters and soon I was... Read more
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