I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent.
Fourteen years ago two teenage lovers were brutally murdered in a patch of remote woodland. The prime suspect confessed to the crimes and was imprisoned.
Now, one family is still trying to put the memory of the killings behind them. But at their isolated hilltop house . . . the nightmare is about to return.
In Hayder's unsatisfying fifth crime thriller featuring Somerset-based Det. Insp. Jack Caffrey (after 2013's Poppet), Jack takes leave from his official duties and throws himself once again into investigating the disappearance of his older brother, Ewan, who vanished at age nine and was thought to be murdered by a local pedophile. Jack turns for help to the Walking Man, a mysteriously wise vagrant, who agrees to provide information about Ewan if Jack will try to find the owner of a lost dog named Bear. Bear escaped from her home after it was invaded by two men posing as police officers and who are keeping her owners scientist Oliver Anchor-Ferrers; his wife, Matilda; and their 29-year-old daughter, Lucia hostage. The reasoning behind the in-home kidnapping emerges frustratingly slowly. As Jack and the Anchor-Ferrers look for answers, each in their own way, readers will wish in vain for a cameo from Jack's intrepid, rule-breaking sometimes partner, Flea Marley.
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The jack caffery series is one of the best I’ve read
Love all mo Hayder books!
Please come back and write more
Another great story. Interesting twists; good ending ... I've been waiting for Jack to find out. Thank you, Mo, for another brilliant book :-)
I really enjoyed this book, full of twists and turns in the story line to keep you guessing. Another Caffery great