Author: Mo Hayder
Published by: Bantam Books
Publication date: 2009
Genres: Older Fiction; crime; murder mystery; detective
When the decomposed body of a young woman is found near railway tracks the police are convinced it’s a suicide. But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure. He’s on the trail of a predator, a brutal killer who waits, hiding in shadows. As Sergeant Flea Marley a police diver and body recovery expert works alongside Caffery, she is aware that her feelings for him may go beyond the professional. But then she finds something so unexpected – and so terrifying – that it changes everything. And she knows that this time, no one not even Caffery – can help her…
To be honest, this book was a bit of a disappointment; I’d read another of Mo’s books called Wolf and absolutely loved it (you can see my review here) so I had high hopes for this book, part of the same series however I just didn’t click with this book. I don’t know why. It was extremely gruesome and explicit detail was used which gave it very realistic elements but I just found myself taking a long time to read it. I found myself wanting to give up and read something else because I couldn’t see the point in continuing to read something that I wasn’t enjoying. But I persevered with it but I don’t feel anything now that I’ve finished it. I thought that it was a very long-winded and tedious book.
Overall, I am giving this book a low rating out of ten because it certainly didn’t live up to my high expectations of the other book that I read by Mo Hayder.
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