Wolf (Jack Caffery Series #7)

Wolf (Jack Caffery Series #7)

by Mo Hayder
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Wolf (Jack Caffery Series #7) by Mo Hayder

“[A] destined-to-be classic . . . Hayder’s work and characters are worth the unending nightmares they will inspire.”— The New York Times Book Review

Edgar Award winner and international best-seller Mo Hayder is known for her nightmarishly dark, impeccably-plotted thrillers. In Wolf , now in paperback, Hayder ratchets up the terror yet another notch with a bone-chilling novel about a family held hostage in their country home. When a vagrant—the Walking Man, a recurring character in Hayder’s fiction—finds a dog wandering alone with a scrap of paper with the words “HELP US” attached to its collar, he’s sure it’s a desperate plea from someone in trouble and calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Caffery is reluctant to get involved—until the Walking Man promises in exchange new information regarding the childhood disappearance of Caffery’s brother. Meanwhile, the Anchor-Ferrers, a wealthy local family, are fighting for their lives in their remote home ten miles away. As their ordeal becomes increasingly bizarre and humiliating, the family begins to wonder: is this really a random crime, or have they been chosen for a reason?

“The home invasion novel to end all home invasion novels . . . Not unlike John Connolly’s Charlie Parker novels or T. Jefferson Parker’s Charlie Hood books. Wolf is exceptionally original in premise and nightmarish in its rendering.” — BookPage

“Mo Hayder is a master of ratcheting up tension throughout a book—to the point that one must simply finish it before doing anything else. Such is the case with Wolf.” — Deadly Pleasures (Rating: A-)

“Mo Hayder’s books featuring Jack Caffery are always an entertaining and engaging read, and this one doesn’t disappoint.”— Euro Crime

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802123862
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Series: Jack Caffery Series , #7
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 238,048
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mo Hayder won the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone and the 2011 Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library Award for outstanding body of work. She is also the author of Birdman , The Treatment , The Devil of Nanking , Pig Island , Ritual , Skin , Hanging Hill , and Poppet.

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Wolf 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel started out slow compared to earlier works. It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I did, I really loved it. No spoilers, but I guessed early on who the 'bad guy' was, and then was thrown off for awhile second guessing myself. I turned out to be right after all, but there are a lot of excellent twists and turns leading up to it. 
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
The first several pages are in the third person, with pov being that of Amy, a five-year-old with verbiage typical of a child that age (a bit disconcertingly). Early on the reader is given hints about a place deep in the woods near Litton, Somerset, in the West Country of England, where a gruesome murder took place 14 years before in a place then called The Donkey Pitch, known as “the Wolf murders,” the details of which are perhaps better left unspecified. The story begins with a home invasion of a wealthy family living in a very isolated area less than a mile from The Donkey Pitch, in a home called The Turrets; the husband, 64, who has recently undergone serious heart surgery, his wife, 60 years old, and their daughter, a young woman in her late 20’s, are terrorized. As the author says, “there is even more to this story than meets the eye.” Much more. The chapters throughout are quite brief, and primarily alternate the pov from that of the hunter, DI Jack Caffery, to the hunted. In this newest novel to feature this protagonist, Caffery, now in his mid-forties, has never married or had children, and here is growing philosophical, thinking back to more innocent times. There is a theme of “what it’s like to have someone you love go missing. Not knowing. Day after day after day - - it’s hell on earth.” About three-quarters of the way through the novel, matters take an OMG turn that left this reader stunned, after which the suspense grows exponentially. But I was totally unprepared for the twist with which the author brings the book to a conclusion. Although the clues are there if one is prescient enough to discern them, it is still a stunning climax to this engrossing, and highly recommended, novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then Mo Hayder pulls the rug out from under you. I almost gave up on this book as I thought it was goign to be a typical home invasion sadism torture store....It is not! Stay with it and you will be rewarded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not keep up with the twists and turns. Did not suspect the ending. A great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and what a find it was. Wonderful crisp writing and gripping suspense. Sort of a combination of horror and mystery. The ending is shattering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read. Hard to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as in depth in plot as other books in this series. Could have made several scenes mush more dramatic i.e. when the Walking man reveals his brothers fate. In general a good book just not quite as up to par as others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. A good author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of surprises to keep you reading non-stop until the end.
Nubian_princesa More than 1 year ago
***REVIEW COPY*** I went into this book with no preconceived ideas. The book was spectacularly executed.Mo Hayder has proven that she knows how to wow an audience.