Jack Caffery

by 7 books in this series
Mo Hayder's Jack Caffery series is not for the faint-hearted.
DI Jack Caffery specialises in the most gruesome, twisted and terrifying crimes. Against the clock to find the killer before the next murder is committed, Caffery is young, unshockable and driven.

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.
Bestselling and prize-winning author Mo Hayder has penned another spine-tingling and stomach-churning thriller that is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. Creepy, enthralling, twisty and very moving, Poppet is perfect for fans of Stephen King, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter.

'Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers' -- Karin Slaughter

'With Mo Hayder you never know where you are going until you get there' -- The Times
'Oozes sinisterness from the first page' -- Entertainment weekly
'Full of twists, turns and lots of tension . . . deliciously dark and creepy.' -- ***** Reader review
'Completely compulsive reading . . . gritty and often shocking.' -- ***** Reader review
'Poppet had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up from the very beginning.' -- ***** Reader review
'Full of twist and turns with a totally unexpected twist at the end!' -- ***** Reader review



The patients at Beechway High Secure Unit are terrified. Unexplained power cuts have lead to a series of horrifying incidents. And now fear has spread from the inmates to the staff.

DI Jack Caffery is called to investigate, whilst working the most impossible case of his life.

Will he be able to stare pure evil in the eye, and survive?
Fans of Stephen King, Karin Slaughter and Stuart MacBride will love this gut-churning, chilling and darkly compelling thriller.

'Lacerating' Independent
'Stomach-churning, fast-paced, top-notch' Sunday Express
'A particularly potent blend of terror and horror' The Times
'Nothing short of brilliant' Daily Mail



Night is falling as murder detective Jack Caffery arrives to interview the distraught victim of a car-jacking.

What he hears horrifies him. The car was taken by force, and on the back seat was a passenger. An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing.

Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police. And Caffery becomes certain that he is planning to take another car. And another child.

Who is the car-jacker? How is he choosing his targets? And - most urgent of all - can Caffery find the child?

Before it's too late . . .
This dark and disturbing, edge-of-your-seat thriller from bestselling and prize-winning author Mo Hayder is perfect for fans of Stephen King, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter. Full of twists and turns, it's an unmissable, engrossing read...

'Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers. She is the bravest writer I know' -- Karin Slaughter

'Warped ... bloodthirsty ... No matter how much you despise yourself for getting sucked into such places, Hayder is brilliant at making you read on' -- Daily Telegraph
'A story I found hard to put down.' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping to the very end' -- ***** Reader review
'My night-time reading - so good it's a wonder l go to sleep at all!' -- ***** Reader review
'A proper page-turning thriller' -- ***** Reader review


When the decomposed body of a young woman is found near railway tracks just outside Bristol one morning, everything points to suicide. That's how the police want it too: all neatly squared and tidied away.

But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure. He is on the trail of someone predatory - someone who hides in the shadows. And for the first time in a very long time, he feels scared.

Police Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery. With the traumas of her past safely behind her, she's beginning to wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professional. But then she finds something that changes everything.

Not only is it far too close to home for comfort - it's so horrifying that she knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

And this time, no one - not even Caffery - can help her ...
Fans of Stephen King, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter will devour this dark and disturbing thriller from bestselling and prize-winning author Mo Hayder. Expertly weaving ancient rites with modern forensics, it draws you in and paints a picture so vivid and compelling in the mind, you'll be hooked from page one...

'Intensely enthralling' - OBSERVER
'Expect plenty of blood, gore and black magic' -- DAILY MIRROR
'A vivid and thorough exploration of the clash between ancient superstition and modern science, with plenty of thrills and chills along the way' - GUARDIAN
'Really can recommend and I'm not one for giving the story away so try it yourself and you won't be disappointed!' -- ***** Reader review
'I couldn't put it down and finished it in a week' -- ***** Reader review
'Fantastic and thrilling' -- ***** Reader review
'Darkly enthralling, was hooked in' -- ***** Reader review

Just after lunch on a Tuesday in April, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand. The fact that there's no body attached is disturbing enough. Yet more disturbing is the discovery, a day later, of the matching hand.

Both have been recently amputated, and the indications are that the victim was still alive when they were removed.

DI Jack Caffery has been newly seconded to the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol. He and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a boy who has recently disappeared.

Their search for him - and for his abductor - lead them into the darkest recesses of Bristol's underworld, where drug addiction is rife, where street-kids sell themselves for a hit, and where an ancient evil lurks; an evil that feeds off the blood - and flesh - of others ...
This dark and disturbingly compelling thriller from bestselling and prize-winning author Mo Hayder is not for the faint-hearted. Perfect for fans of Stephen King, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter, it is one read you won't be able to forget easily...

'A first-class shocker . . . a frightening mix of forensics, thrills, analytical police work and poetic images.' -- Guardian
'Wickedly constructed . . . The detail, if you can stomach it, is fascinating.' -- Daily Telegraph
'Hayder's vibrant narrative and crunchy characterisation propel the book along to its denouement with fearsome velocity' -- The Times
'WOW! This is one scary thriller, gripping from the first page to the last' -- ***** Reader review
'I was hooked!' -- ***** Reader review
'An exhilarating, but disturbing, read that has you on the edge of your seat from the get go' -- ***** Reader review


Greenwich, south-east London: Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes he has ever seen. Five young women have been ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Millennium Dome. Subsequent post-mortems reveal a singular, horrific signature linking the victims.

Soon Caffery realises that he is on the trail of that most dangerous offender: a serial killer. Beset by animosity within the police force, haunted by the memory of a very personal death long ago, Caffery employs every weapon forensic science can offer to hunt him down.

Because he knows that it is only a matter of time before this sadistic killer strikes again...
The Treatment
The Treatment
The Treatment is another gritty and gruesome thriller from bestselling and prize-winning author Mo Hayder. Utterly absorbing, it weaves a horrifying, gut-wrenching and compelling web, making it impossible to put down...or forget. Fans of Stephen King, Stuart MacBride and Karin Slaughter will not be disappointed.

'One of the most frightening books I've ever read... Hayder's gory insights into
the dark side are compelling' -- GUARDIAN
'Bleak, powerful... The Treatment is cleverly plotted and Caffery is a believable creation' -- OBSERVER
'Chilling... the book is surprisingly hard to put down. The plot develops with satisfying unpredictability; the characters are compellingly drawn... its final twist a bravura savagery' -- DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A terrifying and tense read' -- ***** Reader review
'An OUTSTANDING 5 star read that chilled me with its creepiness' -- ***** Reader review
'A page-turning crime novel' -- ***** Reader review
'An excellent read, kept me reading for hours at a time' -- ***** Reader review
'I could not put it down and read it in two days' -- ***** Reader review

A quiet residential street in south London.

A husband and wife are discovered, imprisoned in their own home. Badly dehydrated, they've been bound and beaten. He is close to death. But worse is to come: their young son is missing.

When Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, the similarities with events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime dispassionately.

And as he digs deeper - as he attempts to hold his own life together in the face of ever more disturbing revelations about both his past and his present - the real nightmare begins ...

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