Skin (Paperback)

Skin Cover Image
Check Availability Status
Out of Stock

February 2010 Indie Next List


“In Mo Hayder's latest, DI Jack Caffery and Flea Marley once again work together (and apart), this time to solve a mystery with enigmatic African ritualistic involvement. Hayder's smart, damaged characters are nuanced and complex, and this uncanny, eerie, and unforgettable thriller will stay with you.”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Description


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: 9780802145178
ISBN-10: 0802145175
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2011
Pages: 391
Language: English