Author: Mo Hayder
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, May 2013
Summary/Review: A thriller set in and around a psychiatric hospital? Creepy cover? Sign me up!
Mo Hayder has outdone herself with her newest Jack Caffery thriller, Poppet. Psychiatric nurse AJ LeGrande believes that something, or someone, is causing some of the hospital’s least popular patients to cause themselves harm. When one of the survivors talks about “The Maude”, a dwarf-like creature rumored to be roaming the halls of Beechway High Secure Unit, AJ must get to the bottom of the strange goings-on before anyone else falls victim to the superstition. Detective Jack Caffery is called in to investigate and what he discovers will shock everyone.
If you’re looking for a great thriller that will keep you reading ‘til all hours of the night, you should definitely try Poppet. With twists and turns throughout, you won’t want to put it down until you finally find out what was really going on at Beechway.
Who would like this book?: Someone who’s not afraid of being afraid or creeped out. Someone looking for a fast-paced book they won’t be able to put down.
If you like this, try this: Mo Hayder writes a number of other books, some of which include Caffery. If you were interested in the content, try Victor LaValle’s “Devil in Silver” or, for something less creepy, Dennis Lehane’s “Shutter Island”.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
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