• by Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by Jot Davies
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'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.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Clever, tense, edge of seat thriller

This was a really excellent listen, if you like clever well plotted thrillers and don't mind some gory detail.

The key figure, DI Caffrey is a well drawn maverick cop whose distinctive personality has been developed over several novels.

The plotting is really superb with some twists that are signalled well in advance and some that are a complete surprise. The characters are plausible and the writing is good.
As with previous books, there is a sinister sense of the bizarre and it has a slightly queasy strangeness at times, but this heightens the atmosphere. There are some unpleasant and slightly graphic scenes, so not a book for the squeamish (or to listen to over lunch).

The narrator is good with an excellent range of voices, all of which were convincing, including a five year old girl.

I found this utterly engrossing during a very dull week of work and was sorry to reach the end.
Read full review

- Anne

Chilling and suspenseful

This is Mo Hyder at her best and nobody does suspense and chills better. It is the seventh book in the Jack Cafferey series and in my opinion the best yet. I wasn't a big fan of Hyder's earlier books as I found them too horrific, maybe even gratuitous, and the plots less convoluted. I am so glad I persevered. Here, the plot is carefully told, twisting and meandering then drawing towards an unpredictable ending. I loved every minute. Fans of Jack Caffrey will love the further development of his own personal story. If you like psychological thrillers that are dark and disturbing then this is your book.
Read full review

- Niamh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-04-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks