I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent. Fourteen years ago two teenage lovers were brutally murdered in a patch of remote woodland. The prime suspect confessed to the crimes and was imprisoned. Now, one family is still trying to put the memory of the killings behind them. But at their isolated hilltop house...the nightmare is about to return.
Mo Hayder's first novel, Birdman, was hailed as 'a first-class shocker' by the Guardian, and her follow-up, The Treatment, was voted by The Times as 'one of the top ten most scary thrillers ever written'. With the last Jack Caffery thriller, Gone, she won the prestigious Edgars Best Book award. Poppet is the sixth novel to feature DI Jack Caffery, and the fourth in the Walking Man series. For more information, see www.mohayder.net