Poppet

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he s got planned Mo Hayder is renowned for conjuring nightmares that sink under the skin, and in Poppet she has delivered a taut, unbearably suspenseful novel that will not let readers go."/>
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  • Poppet
  • Mo Hayder
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
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About the Author: Mo Hayder

Kindle Edition ó Poppet Kindle ´ poppet kindle, PoppetPoppet EpubMo 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 GenevieveSeries Jack Caffery.


PoppetKindle Edition ó Poppet Kindle ´ poppet kindle, PoppetPoppet EpubMo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly plotted thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game Her latest novel, Poppet, is Hayder at her most terrifying a gripping novel about the search for a dangerous mental patient on the looseEverything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high security mental health ward But when the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self harm amongst the ward s patients, and further that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he s got planned Mo Hayder is renowned for conjuring nightmares that sink under the skin, and in Poppet she has delivered a taut, unbearably suspenseful novel that will not let readers go.

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10 thoughts on “Poppet

  1. Cosette says:

    ETA As a fan of Mo Hayder in general The Treatment is my favorite by her and really, really great , I am always excited to see another installment in her Jack Caffery series This one has been a bit of a disappointment, though the narrative felt a bit disjointed and even though it moved along quickly with short chapters, at times seemed vague and rushed I found there wasn t much of a mystery to begin with, the resolution was rather na ve simplistic weak and Flea s storyline felt like shoehor ETA As a fan of Mo Hayder in general The Treatment is my favorite by her and really, really great , I am always excited to see another installment in her Jack Caffery series This one has been a bit of a disappointment, though the narrative felt a bit disjointed and even though it moved along quickly with short chapters, at times seemed vague and rushed I found there wasn t much of a mystery to begin with, the resolution was rather na ve simplistic weak and Flea s storyline felt like shoehorned into a story that didn t have enough room for her The same goes for Jack, in a way, who appears as a secondary character without much to do and comes off as uninteresting and bland I can t believe what I am saying, lol Also, and it pains me to say it, I am getting rather bored with Jack and Flea s relationship theI read, theannoying she s becoming All in all, I am left with the feeling that this novel would have worked much better as a standalone Oooooh, I had no idea that Mo is releasing another Jack Caffery novel in 2013 This is very exciting

  2. Brenda says:

    The cover of this book is creepy, but the book really isn t There is a nasty character that is revealed at the end There are some really nice, pleasant, kind characters that might be too lovable Then there s Jack and Flea, sorting things out, making progress, actually talking to each other Finally The chapters are short in this book and it was easy to tell myself, onechapter, one , OK, one .Something that irked me was the use, or overuse, of the word pad She padded to the bath The cover of this book is creepy, but the book really isn t There is a nasty character that is revealed at the end There are some really nice, pleasant, kind characters that might be too lovable Then there s Jack and Flea, sorting things out, making progress, actually talking to each other Finally The chapters are short in this book and it was easy to tell myself, onechapter, one , OK, one .Something that irked me was the use, or overuse, of the word pad She padded to the bathroom, padded downstairs, padded to the kitchen Someone should have padded to their library for a thesaurus

  3. Luanne Ollivier says:

    Quite frankly, Mo Hayder scares the bejesus out of me The first page of her latest book Poppet grabbed me and just never let go and check out that creepy cover Poppet is the sixth book featuring Detective Inspector Jack Caffery of Bristol, England s Major Crime Investigation Team His unit is the one that gets all the murders and difficult cases The cases that need high level attention The opening chapter takes us to a mental institution Each and every resident is afraid of The Maud Quite frankly, Mo Hayder scares the bejesus out of me The first page of her latest book Poppet grabbed me and just never let go and check out that creepy cover Poppet is the sixth book featuring Detective Inspector Jack Caffery of Bristol, England s Major Crime Investigation Team His unit is the one that gets all the murders and difficult cases The cases that need high level attention The opening chapter takes us to a mental institution Each and every resident is afraid of The Maude who will sit on your chest and Is this a mass delusion Or is someone targeting some of the unlikeable and bothersome residents of the ward None of the patients will even say the name aloud.And now the staff is afraid as well Isaac, a young resident deemed cured , is released back into society Caffery is called in when Isaac is found to have connections to the deaths on the ward A bag of little human effigies, also known as poppets is found hidden in Isaac s old room..and he s disappeared Jack is also working on the disappearance of a young woman named Misty but Caffery knows muchabout the case than he s letting on But truth is stranger than fiction and the world is never what it seems for over a year Caffery s been hopscotching over the issue, he s been guarding the case like a hound, appearing to be working on it while simultaneously leading the unit away from what he really knows about Misty s disappearance, which is , muchthan any cop has a right It s a big fat secret he s been hiding Something he can t do anything about I ve loved the Jack Caffery character since Hayder s first book Birdman He s an enigma flawed, fearless, full of secrets but a dedicated cop who plays by his own rules Police diver Flea Marley returns The back and forth of her personal and professional relationship with Caffery is far from over I m torn on what I think about her Jack shares the lead role in Poppet with A.J., the psychiatric ward supervisor He s a great character, innocent, likable and fearless in his own way His empathy and caring of the patients struck a note He starts his own investigation into the case Hayder plumbs the depths of the human psyche in both her characters and her crimes Poppet is full of twists, turns and lots of tension Did I mention deliciously dark and creepy Be prepared to stay up late with this one Poppet could be read as a stand alone, but do yourself a favour start from the beginning of the series you ll be hooked You can find Mo Hayder on Facebook

  4. Raven says:

    Ever since the publicaton of Birdman, still in the top 10 list of my favourite crime reads ever, I always await the next Mo Hayder title with bated breath Poppet is the latest in the the DI Jack Caffrey series and fear not if you have not dipped into these before as there is a cogent covering of back story for the new reader In this new book, Caffrey is drawn into a series of mysterious deaths at a pyschiatric unit, but are lives being lost by human or supernatural hand Are the patients and s Ever since the publicaton of Birdman, still in the top 10 list of my favourite crime reads ever, I always await the next Mo Hayder title with bated breath Poppet is the latest in the the DI Jack Caffrey series and fear not if you have not dipped into these before as there is a cogent covering of back story for the new reader In this new book, Caffrey is drawn into a series of mysterious deaths at a pyschiatric unit, but are lives being lost by human or supernatural hand Are the patients and staff being manipulated by the supernatural figure of the Maude said to walk the corriders of the hospital, or is there thefrightening possibility that they are meeting their demise from one of their own number There is the normal assured ratcheting up of terrifying tension that Hayder is renowned for, and by employing the motif of the sinister little dolls called poppets, and the legend of the Maude, there arethan enough shocks to get even the bravest amongst you checking under the bed before lights out.The characterisation is superb as always as the continuing tensions between Caffrey and his police colleague Flea Marley ebb and flow through the course of the book, with their personal and professional loyalties continuing to be tested as an old investigation, and their actions in conjunction with this, comes back to haunt them Aside from our two familiar friends, Hayder introduces a wide spectrum of other characters as the setting of the psychiatric unit allows her to present to us the very different mental rationales of those existing within it Her portrayal of the patients including the brilliant Monster Mother and Isaac Handel, delve deep into the effects of mental illness on the human psyche, and this is counterbalanced extremely well with the mental effects on the staff themselves who seek to treat and care for them AJ LeGrande is a stand out character in this regard, as his position as a Senior Nursing Coordinator within the unit allows us to see the demands of the profession on him as an incredibly likeable man who becomes deeply affected by the strange goings on, with serious repercussions in his life outside his work I would also highlight Patience, AJ s aunt who is an absolute gem of a character who does not suffer fools gladly, but has an absolute devotion to him despite her brash exterior The synergy between all these characters, be they police, patients or mental health workers, make for an interesting, and at times, disturbing read with the issues and demands of mental illness handled in a sympathetic and compassionate way throughout, whilst not detracting from the central murder plot.If you re a long standing fan of the Jack Caffrey series you will not be disappointed as this is another accomplished instalment, and likewise if I ve tempted you enough for this to be your first Mo Hayder, I think you will enjoy your first foray into Caffrey s world An excellent character driven thriller that will keep you hookedbut beware the Maude she may be coming to get you

  5. Bill says:

    Well, I think that s it for me.The Jack Caffrey series has yet to return to the punch in the gut intensity as the first two novels, Birdman and The Treatment I may have mentioned in those reviews that the crime fiction genre has become so saturated that it takes something very special to stand out from the rest Those two novels did that in spades In fact, they were so disturbing that I was very selective in who I would recommend them to yes, I ended a sentence with a preposition Leave me al Well, I think that s it for me.The Jack Caffrey series has yet to return to the punch in the gut intensity as the first two novels, Birdman and The Treatment I may have mentioned in those reviews that the crime fiction genre has become so saturated that it takes something very special to stand out from the rest Those two novels did that in spades In fact, they were so disturbing that I was very selective in who I would recommend them to yes, I ended a sentence with a preposition Leave me alone.Throughout the rest of the series, Jack s personal struggles have since been resolved somewhat, and we have been left with a typical crime detective series that, unfortunately, fails to stand out from the crowd This has caused increasing disappointment for me because that aspect is what has kept me in the series I don t think she plans on ever going back, nor do I think there is a reason to at this point And for that reason I m out.Also, in this novel she seems to have taken a page from James Patterson s playbook and that is the use of maddeningly short chapters I used to really enjoy this format see Patterson s Kiss the Girls for a harrowing example , but in this novel it served to disrupt my reading momentum rather than fuel it.Don t get me wrong, Mo Hayder has fine writing chops and a deviously clever mind and I wouldn t hesitate recommending her to anyone looking for a good thriller And this is a good thriller setting a backdrop of an institution for the criminally insane that may or may not be hauntedI ll still go back to Ms Hayder, she has shown that she can rise above the rest and be special, but this series is getting thin, for me at least Thanks for the first two brilliant ones though, Mo

  6. Floor Flawless says:

    It was good but not as good as I predicted whoopsie Oh well so far I have rated 4 out of 6 with a 5 star so can t be that sad about it I hope the last book will end the series on such a high note as the series started

  7. Sharon Bolton says:

    You don t know what it s like, not to have a body to bury Something is scaring the staff and patients of Beechway High Secure Unit in the West Country There is talk of The Maude, a dwarfish creature who sits on chests, whispering poison into vulnerable ears and hearts Is The Maude responsible for several deaths and self maimings, or is such behavior to be expected in a place that houses the dangerously insane AJ, head psychiatric nurse, wonders if the mischief might be human in origin He You don t know what it s like, not to have a body to bury Something is scaring the staff and patients of Beechway High Secure Unit in the West Country There is talk of The Maude, a dwarfish creature who sits on chests, whispering poison into vulnerable ears and hearts Is The Maude responsible for several deaths and self maimings, or is such behavior to be expected in a place that houses the dangerously insane AJ, head psychiatric nurse, wonders if the mischief might be human in origin He can t help but wonder why the power seems to fail every time there s an incident, meaning nothing ever gets captured on CCTV Despite the misgivings of his new girlfriend, Melanie, he contacts DI Jack Caffrey with his fears When Isaac Handel is released into the community, supposedly rehabilitated after brutally killing both his parents a few years before and when he vanishes shortly afterwards, tension rises Jack, meanwhile, is still preoccupied by Misty Kitson, the supermodel who disappeared after wandering out of a rehab clinic just over a year ago Jack, unfortunately for him, knows exactly what happened to Misty, it s just onedark secret he s forced to carry I love Mo Hayder s books, especially herrecent stories, in which she appears to be deliberately toning down and even avoiding thebrutally shocking scenes that marked her early work These days, she seems to be aiming for suspense rather than a gore fest and to my mind, her books are all the stronger for it I love the fact that her plots are refreshingly original and endlessly interesting I love her sparkling, vivid characters Flea Marley, the tortured dive sergeant is a particular favourite of mine but Jack is as brooding and sexy as ever in this I love the Gothic atmosphere that washes over so much of her writing like a dank mist I particularly loved the poppets, in this one, spooky little voodoo dolls of stolen clothes and body parts I m not a great fan of classic crime novels, of the standard police procedurals To be honest, I find them rather dull So thank goodness for writers like Hayder, who can make them shine, albeit with a rather dark and sinister gleam I was given a copy of Poppet by my editor, who is also Mo s

  8. Snotchocheez says:

    Six installments into the Jack Caffery series.and I m plenty hooked, but unsure if it sa guilty pleasure or genuinely a good read As always, the back story between Jack and MisPer diver Flea Marley is by farcompelling than the main story in this case, centering onr a young adult man in a mental hospital accused of killing his parents, and diving his fellow hospital residents to kill themselves As always, the usual caveat applies THESE ABSOLUTELY MUST BE READ IN ORDER Ms Six installments into the Jack Caffery series.and I m plenty hooked, but unsure if it sa guilty pleasure or genuinely a good read As always, the back story between Jack and MisPer diver Flea Marley is by farcompelling than the main story in this case, centering onr a young adult man in a mental hospital accused of killing his parents, and diving his fellow hospital residents to kill themselves As always, the usual caveat applies THESE ABSOLUTELY MUST BE READ IN ORDER Ms Hayder is definitely worth reading, but this British police procedural series is only as good as the sum of its parts

  9. Sam H says:

    For the first time since being on Goodreads I wish we had a half star This book is probablyof a 3.5 rating than 3 but no where near a 4 The story starts again with some familiar characters and the relationship between them I love the two main characters in this book and their relationship and dynamic is what keeps me reading the series I have to say if you are reading this as a standalone you will not have this connection and may find this a tedious part of the story There is a nice c For the first time since being on Goodreads I wish we had a half star This book is probablyof a 3.5 rating than 3 but no where near a 4 The story starts again with some familiar characters and the relationship between them I love the two main characters in this book and their relationship and dynamic is what keeps me reading the series I have to say if you are reading this as a standalone you will not have this connection and may find this a tedious part of the story There is a nice conclusion of what happened to Flea after the last novel which I greatly enjoyed The problem with this book is you have to read half way through it before the crime starts being investigated It then feels that the story is rushed into the last 100 pages The rest of the book is really just padding and this makes the story slow to start Once however, it gets started it really goes with a bang The last 100 pages are really fast paced and in one place I found myself gasping out loud to something that was written There are parts when this book is plain gruesome which really adds to the story At the conclusion of the novel both the main crime and the characters stories seems to come to an end However, there is just enough left to make me want to read the next story to see where the characters take their relationship Not as good as the others but doesn t put me off the series

  10. Rob says:

    There s a palpable sense that this is the book Mo Hayder has been building to with her Jack Caffery series It s at once darker and creepier than the rest of the series, but it ends on two notes of ineffable beauty and optimism, as though Hayder s offering some relief after spending six novels examining humanity s bleakness Set in and around a mental hospital whose patients and staff seem to be experiencing something decidedly supernatural, Poppet follows the pattern of Hayder s other books by There s a palpable sense that this is the book Mo Hayder has been building to with her Jack Caffery series It s at once darker and creepier than the rest of the series, but it ends on two notes of ineffable beauty and optimism, as though Hayder s offering some relief after spending six novels examining humanity s bleakness Set in and around a mental hospital whose patients and staff seem to be experiencing something decidedly supernatural, Poppet follows the pattern of Hayder s other books by burying the lead The dark secret at the center of Jack Caffery and Flea Marley s relationship continues to curdle, and the central crime reveals itself to be less about ghosts andabout the lies we tell each other It s just a masterful piece of storytelling, and if this turns out to be Hayder s last Caffery novel the end certainly leaves that possibility open it s a satisfying end to the series