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 ...
A carjacking goes from bad to horrifying in Hayder's gripping fifth thriller featuring Bristol Det. Insp. Jack Caffery and Sgt. Phoebe "Flea" Marley (after Skin). When Rose Bradley's car is stolen with her 11-year-old daughter, Martha, inside, it appears to be a routine snatch-and-grab. It becomes clear, however, that the carjacker had his sights set on the girl, not the vehicle, when he begins taunting the police, who scramble to find clues to Martha's whereabouts. Jack soon discovers a pattern of similar kidnappings disguised as car thefts, with the level of violence ratcheted up in each case. As Jack tracks the kidnapper above ground, Flea's search takes her below ground and underwater into a decommissioned canal and tunnel, where she fights to save her own life and that of the kidnapped child. Hayder expertly brings to life the claustrophobia of Flea's dives and the emotional burden of the case on Jack.
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Ten stars,fantastic read kept me gripped page after page. I've read all the other books Birdman,The Treatment,Pig Island etc and can honestly say Mo Hayder is a superb author and can't wait to read the next in the series of Jack Caffery. Keep up the good work,fabulous!!
Brilliant book. Kept me on my toes
Mo Hayder is one of those authors I fully trust to provide a gripping, thrilling ride everytime. She keeps you guessing till the last minute in this one. The characters are believable making you empathise with their suffering and fears and I found I was crossing my fingers praying for a good outcome for them! If you like a good detective novel, this is a great one.