Skin (Jack Caffery Series #4)

Skin (Jack Caffery Series #4)

by Mo Hayder
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Skin (Jack Caffery Series #4) by Mo Hayder

In her eerie and hair-raising thriller Skin, Mo Hayder trails her two unforgettable protagonists as they race to staunch a rising tide of blood in a sweltering port town. When the decomposing body of a young woman is found, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide. But Jack Caffery is not so sure. Other apparent suicides are cropping up, and they all have a connection to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries just outside the city. Caffery begins to suspect a shadowy and sinister predator, someone—or something— that can disappear into darkness and slip into houses unseen. Working alongside Caffery is rough-and-tough police diver Flea Marley, but while pursuing her investigation, she stumbles upon something far too close to home that no one—not even Caffery—can help her face. Skin is a penetrating dissection of family, friendships, and the evil that can tear them apart—or bind them together. Devious and disturbing, it introduces one of Hayder's most horrifying villains yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802145178
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Series: Jack Caffery Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 430,912
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Mo Hayder's debut, Birdman, was an international bestseller. Her second novel, The Treatment, also a Sunday Times bestseller, won the 2002 WH Smith Thumping Good Read award. Her third novel, Sunday Times bestseller Tokyo, won the Elle magazine crime fiction prize, and the SNCF Prix Polar. She has also written the bestselling Pig Island, as well as three books in the Walking Man series: Ritual, Skin and Gone.

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Skin (Jack Caffery Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
gbodry More than 1 year ago
First let me say I love Mo Hayder's writing style and creativity. Typically her stories grip me and pull me right into so I imagine I am right there with Jack going through everything with him and this book was no exception to that; however I found a lot of plot lines that were just dropped. I had assumed that it was due to this book being an intentional cliff hanger and that the next book out by her would complete the story. Not true. The book out this year, 'Gone' has NOTHING to do with 'SKIN' according to the synopsis I read so the SKIN story is just languishing with all these unanswered questions. One redeeming potential is that SKIN may be continued in a future novel (I hope). Also, I am disappointed in the evolution of the antagonist in this book. There was very little character development for him and at the climax of the 'epic battle between protagonist and antagonist' was nothing more than essentially a sissy girl fight with some hair pulling and slapping. I've read all of the books except GONE and this book has really surprised me by its comparative lack of quality. It's just not typical of the author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked all the other books in this series but this one had a very weak ending. The book wasn't nearly as suspenseful as the others and I was somewhat disappointed in this particular one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do love this series.
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I love these Jack Caffery Books!!
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miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Someone has described Mo Hander as "easily today’s best writer of visceral and elemental horror." I would say that's an absolute UNDERSTATEMENT.
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The characters are challenged, and made a little wobbly by their circumstances, but they're still solid.
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