Wolf – Mo Hayder (Jack Cafferty 7)


Wolf was published on 24 April 2014 by Transworld Digital and is available to purchase here

A family’s beloved country home becomes a nightmarish prison in the brilliant, terrifying seventh novel in internationally bestselling author Mo Hayder’s Jack Caffery series

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.

Full of mind-bending twists and turns and Hayder’s signature blend of psychological insight, sinister atmosphere and terrifying suspense, Wolfis a brilliant and compulsively readable masterwork from one of the world’s best thriller writers.

My review

It is so good to read a new Jack Caffery. It’s like revisiting a much loved friend. In the latest book, police arrive at a posh couple and their daughter’s holiday home setting in motion a chain of events involving kidnap and murder. A small dog leads Caffery into the investigation. Everything links back to the savage murder of a teenage couple in the woods. Slowly it starts to make sense. Caffery solves the mystery and finds out a sad and uncomfortable truth.

This book moved at such a slow pace, that initially I didn’t know what to make of it. However it’s beauty is that you get to know the occupants in the holiday home and follow the drama, moment by moment. I was soon totally absorbed and was trying to work out how Caffery would ever join up the dots with the small dog mystery.

I do love Jack Caffery and his clever way of solving puzzles. It was a shame we didn’t get to see more of Flea in this. I like their strange friendship. I still remember reading this months later. It is a sign of a good book that you carry it with you. An incredible series that leaves you in awe of the writer.

This is a fantastic read and provides plenty of links to past Caffery books. We get further insight into what happened to Caffery’s brother. Recommended. Everyone should read this series!







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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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