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?
In Edgar-winner Hayder s enthralling sixth thriller featuring Det. Insp. Jack Caffery of the Bristol Major Crime Investigation Team (after 2010 s Gone), Caffery stubbornly clings to a missing person case as he gets drawn into fatal abuses at Beechway High Secure Unit, a psychiatric hospital. Jacqui Kitson is pressing the police to find her grown daughter, Misty, a model who disappeared a year-and-a-half earlier. Caffery knows what happened to Misty, but he s protecting someone, an unusual stance that plays out in tantalizing fashion. Strange events are unfolding at Beechway, where belief in a monster called The Maude is growing among increasingly hysterical patients and staff members. A patient who goes missing is eventually discovered buried nearby. Another dies after self-harming, while a third gouges out his eye. When a severely disturbed patient is released, the terror spreads from hospital to village. Hayder s sharply drawn characters, major and minor, and her psychological acumen combine for a frightening and convincing read.
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What a fabulous writer you are many thanks for many hours of gripping reading
Great read. Mo's grasp of the thrilling is amazing, making for a really gripping story that chills you just the right amount.
Amazing! Gripping and creepy if you want a book that you just can't seem to put down and fall for all the characters this is for you!
I haven't read a mo hayder book before and non of the previous in this series but got straight on board so can stand as a stand alone :)!
Read it you won't be disappointed!!