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A young girl comes across an injured dog in a park but doesn't tell anyone what the battered scrap of paper attached to its collar says: "Help us." Oliver Anchor-Ferrers is recovering from heart surgery at his grand country home when his wife discovers something horrifying in the garden, a grisly sight all too reminiscent of the tragedy that traumatized the family fifteen years ago and haunts them still. It's impossible: how could they have let that man out of prison? Meanwhile, detective Jack Caffery resolves to finally discover the true circumstances of his brother's disappearance and demands help from the one person he knows can lead him in the right direction. But that help will come at a price.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2014
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781443433327
Branch Call Number: FIC Hayde
Characteristics: 410 p


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Aug 02, 2016

Great book, even if we don't see much of Caffery. The plot is well structured and held my attention till the last page. Can more can be said? 5/5.

Aug 21, 2015

Only one word comes to mind to describe this book.....Brilliant!! One has to read the previous books in the series to fully understand the scenario.

Mar 25, 2015

Not your usual run-of-the-mill detective mystery, and it helps if you have read the previous books in the series. The books are not standalone in that regard as there are a couple of story threads that run through the series so far. Maybe with this book's ending, any future McCaffery series will be standalone (preferred).

Jun 15, 2014

An interesting concept, just couldn't pull it off. Needs a good editor. Some of the the torture scenes were sickening rather than scary. Creepy idea, good writing, though.

Jun 12, 2014

Mo Hayder continues to show her excellence and uniqueness in this book. There is the Hayder intensity, suspense, and good storyline. Although the focus is upon those most readers would deem as the antagonist, she tips her hand early(for her) as to who the real killer is. The emphasis on McCaffery's issues, and the walking man are also finally resolved.

Jun 05, 2014

The outcome on this one was predictable and ironical enough for Mo to bow out of the Caffery series at this point if she wants to.Little or no hope left. Depressing. The descriptions were excellent and the air of menace well sustained.

sjmitra May 31, 2014

Easily guessed the ending early in the book but will give Hayder points for making the English countryside truly menacing and familial situations sinister. Wolf is overly complicated and long. Small mercy -- no Flea Marley in this one.

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