Hayder, Mo

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Detective Jack Caffery finds himself chasing a serial killer in his first case as lead investigator with London's murder squad..

Publisher: New York, NY : Grove, [2012]
ISBN: 0802146120
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAYDER 2012
Characteristics: 392 p. ;,21 cm


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The bodies of five women are found, ritualistically mutilated and dumped on wasteland in Greenwich, England. Detective Inspector Jack Caffery finds himself facing both hostilities within the force and his own memory of a lethal failure, as he struggles to unravel the most macabre murders he's eve... Read More »

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Feb 03, 2015
  • Dreamstime rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

There were moments in the book that approached the border of what might be called "torture porn." A very difficult book to read given the relentless horror and misery that originated in the darkest of hearts. I finished the book, though, because I liked Jack Caffery, a hero who had to face his own personal demons. Mo Hader's prose carried me forward on a literary journey to the edge of hell.

Jul 23, 2014
  • kelliyfults rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

NOT for thin-skinned, nightmare-prone readers... this story became progressively weirder and quite violent. Author has an imagination when it comes to types of crimes. Sometimes I felt the motivation wasn't well explained. Overall it was original in a quite twisted sense. I'll try another by Hayder...

Mar 20, 2013
  • rahmmie rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was not bad for a first book and the plot was okay. Hayder simply has to find her rhythm and hopefully she'll write in a style that makes the rest of her books impossible to put down

Jul 31, 2012
  • onason1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Women are being murdered and strange items are found with their bodies leading detectives on what may be a wild goose chase. This was really good and I loved the twists!

Jan 01, 2012
  • loudem rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Started kind of slow, but picked up rather quickly. The author guides us to a mid book normal conclusion but she throws us a curve ball that just leaves us stranded in the middle of a desert wondering where this is going. The pace is fast. The end is a bit weak, but all in all a good book (her first). Recommended. I can't wait to pick up another Hayder book.

Dec 08, 2011
  • JKTANAKA rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The writing is good but too graphic and grisly for me.


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Oct 27, 2009

Jack Caffery is on the case of the murder of five ritualistically murdered young women. Caffery's is the reputation of a stoic detective but the brutality of the murders will forever sear his psyche. So the hunt is on for a sexual serial killer on the streets of London.


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