Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Find: Skin by Mo Hayder


Skin by Mo Hyder

Book Blurb

When the decomposed body of a young woman is found by near railway tracks just outside Bristol one hot May morning, all indications are that she’s committed 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 can slip into houses unseen.

And for the first time in a very long time, he feels scared.

Police Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery.Having come to terms with the loss of her parents, and with the traumas of her past safely behind her, she’s beginning to wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professional.

And then she finds something that changes everything. Not only is it far too close to home for comfort – but it’s so horrifying that she knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

And that this time, no one – not even Caffery – can help her …

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That sounds creepy, but in a good way!

Aths said...

I agree! Sounds really creepy!

Diane said...

That book cover gives me chills :)

I heard his books are really good; may try this one sometime.

Alayne said...

Oooh nice find! Sounds great. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

lisa-marie said...

Sounds creepy but interesting!

Liz said...

I'm not familiar with this author -- will have to give it a look at my library. I'm reading book 2 in the Death on Demand series (I've already listened to the most recent one! Going back and picking up the series' beginning). For those looking for a great memoir, I want to recommend "bipolar bare," (no caps) by Carlton Davis. It's the story of his life, his deviations while going unmedicated/undiagnosed with bipolar (and they are many, including sex and drugs) and his coming to accept his condition and embrace it as a gift from God. There are pictures in there, too -- they add a whole new dimension to the memoir genre. Whoever said that a picture is worth a thousand words was right, at least in this case. Fascinating.

Cat said...

Great find - nothing like a good scary murder.