Birdman – Mo Hayder (Jack Caffery Book 1) – Genre – Crime / Thriller
Blurb: 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 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 …
My Review: Not sure whether I should be more worried about me “enjoying” this rather sick and gruesome book or the author for writing it. Not recommended for those of a squeamish disposition…. but right up my street. Looking forward to reading The Treatment now.
About the Author: Mo Hayder left school at fifteen. She worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She has an MA in film from The American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University UK.
Mo lives in Bath with her daughter Lotte-Genevieve.
Jack Caffery Books in Order:
- The Treatment