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Poppet | Mo Hayder
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Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released from a high-security mental health ward. But when the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of tragic self-harm amongst the wards patients and that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate and to track Isaac down before he can kill again.
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Kappadeemom
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This series is so freaking creepy and I love it! Just the cover on this book makes she shudder #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex #TBR @LibrarianRyan @StayCurious @Clwojick

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. +16 1mo
annkuch13 This series is the best! 1mo
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ReadingOver50
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I really like stories set in mental institutions, and this one spent a lot of time there. It felt like there was a lot of buildup, until we are finally introduced to Isaac, the patient who creates the poppets, the dolls representing the people in his life. There is some comparison to voodoo dolls, but I don't really think that is their purpose here.

The story is a bit of a slow build, but I was never bored. I enjoyed every minute of reading this.

BookDragonNotWorm I really enjoyed that one! Have you read any of her others? 2mo
IamIamIam Great review!! I stacked this! 2mo
ReadingOver50 @BookDragonNotWorm I‘ve read most of her books, but still a couple I need to read. 2mo
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Andrew65
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I‘m not sure what to make of this book in the Jack Caffery Series. It was very different to other books in the series, and not as good as the last one. However I did enjoy the characters and their interaction during the book. I was going to review it as a so-so but it rescued itself at the very end with how the book ended and the twist involved. However, hopefully the next book in the series will return to the higher quality of the last book.

Cathythoughts Sounds a good series. That cover is 🤭😥😱 5mo
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts It is but the book didn‘t live up to the cover, wasn‘t very psychological or scary at all. Overall have enjoyed the series. (edited) 5mo
EadieB Nice review! I didn‘t find it scary either! 5mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB Definitely not, the least gritty one so far. 5mo
MayJasper That cover is grotesque 🙈 5mo
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EadieB
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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Jack Caffery must find a dangerous mental patient on the loose before he can kill again. Set in a high-security mental hospital the patients are afraid of a spirit called The Maude.
Caffery discovers former patient Isaac Handel is beyond anyone's imagining. Slow start but picks up towards the end. Short chapters make for fast-pace. Not my favorite Hayder book but still a good one. Recommend this book for those who enjoy mystery/thrillers. #poppet

Andrew65 That was quick! 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Was listening to this all day. Going to bed now as there is a power outage but not storm related. Must be an accident. 5mo
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Tove_Reads
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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So far (halfway through) a bit different from the others in the series. #buddyread @Andrew65 @EadieB

TheEllieMo Ooh, creepy cover! 5mo
Andrew65 About at the same point. Very different so far, and not enjoying it as much as the last one. (edited) 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 A lot of undercurrents going on, but nothing has really happened. That‘s too far into a book of waiting for something to actually start. 5mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads My thoughts exactly. 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Not good news! I have the audio and book but haven‘t started yet! 5mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m doing the audiobook route too. Easy listening and moves through quickly. (edited) 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Finishing some reviews and finishing up an audio of When The Crawdags Sing and then will start Poppet audio. 5mo
Reviewsbylola That cover 😱 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb Not a big fan of this one. 😕 5mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m about 80% through. It just to seems to meander through, not really like any Detective book I‘ve read before. Like you not a great fan of it either. And enough with the Flea storyline! @EadieB 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Felt like it never really went anywhere. Did not feel it was terrifying, surprising, mysterious or anything else I would expect from this book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘d agree with all of those. 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I haven‘t started yet and I‘m not sure I want to waste my time! @Tove_Reads 5mo
Andrew65 @EadieB it‘s not a bad book, but feel at times it is meandering. I‘m enjoying listening to it but possibly just missing tension and drama. Certainly not the gritty you come to expect from her or the book cover suggests. 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I'll give it a try! 5mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Will be interested to see what you think. At current time would possibly give it 3.5 Stars. Ending could dictate the final score. Last one got 4.5. 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Ok I'll read it today. 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb 3 stars, definitely can‘t give it more. 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 The lack of real suspense seems so unreal in this context. 5mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘d agree and strange given her other books. 5mo
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Andrew65
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Starting Poppet, Book 6 in the Jack Caffery Series, which I am doing as an audiobook. @EadieB @Tove_Reads
I‘m hoping it keeps up the standard of the last book in the series.

AlaMich That cover is terrifying. 5mo
Andrew65 @AlaMich Totally agree 😱 5mo
squirrelbrain Totally terrifying @alamich! 5mo
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CaroPi I didn't knew about this author. I think I will start her books and I love the terrifying cover (edited) 5mo
Andrew65 @CaroPi Hope you enjoy them. 5mo
RealBooks4ever The cover is scary!! 💜 5mo
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annkuch13
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This was the first Jack Caffery book I read back in 2014. I've gone back to read them in order now, and this one is still just as creepy. I didn't like it as much as the previous installments, especially since Gone was so good. I think there was a bit too much focus on the subject of the mystery (AJ) and not quite enough of Jack and Flea. Still a great thriller, though.

TW: self harm, cutting

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andrew61
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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I like mo hayders writing, the characters in this series and the progression of their story. The plotting and story here was very well done but i struggled with the use of mental illness as a plot device in this book. The ending seemed to conveniently resolve that use but the label of schizophrenia is complicated and its automatic association with violence is ill informed and perpetuates a label . I put the book down feeling really cross.

EadieB Haven‘t read any of Mo‘s books but I do own some. 2y
Andrew65 That is one frightening cover! 😳😱 12mo
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Gizmo86
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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A couple of shelves from my library. These are mainly crime and thrillers 🤓👻☠📚

KateFulfordAuthor Just a couple?!? 2y
Gizmo86 @KateFulfordAuthor yeah- I have a book buying and hoarding problem. I have around five-six floor to ceiling bookcases 😁 I'm having to double stack! 2y
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ClarissaLeStrange
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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"Fighting is for those who have something to gain."

+I never expect to like or love the author of this book. I never imagine that I'll end up recommending this book to fellow readers who loves mystery or suspense.

+It never crosses my mind that the REAL DEAL BITCH was Melanie. Damn. Isaac is insanely clever. Poor Aj, thank's to Penny. :)

+Like I said, Highly recommended to those who loves mystery, suspense, or crime investigations.

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Avidreader6
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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Finished just under the wire! This book was a great mystery, which I did not figure out until the very end. It's also very creepy and scary and definitely the epitome of psychological thriller. There will be fluffy romance in my future as well as comedic sitcoms later tonight.

RadicalReader @Avidreader6 sounds like a phenomenal book can't wait to check it out 3y
Avidreader6 Yay! Don't read it the dark, it'll definitely creep you out. 3y
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Avidreader6
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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If it wasn't for the fact that I need to have this read today I would not be reading such a creepy book on such a rainy, dreary day while alone. #thrillsandchills #spookymystery

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grace.fell
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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I tore through a couple of the Jack Caffrey series while I was home with a bug, but I've lost steam in the past week. Less to do with the books, I think, than a general inability to concentrate. But this is nice: post drumline practice, waiting on some friends with a book and blackberry cider.

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Frincky
Poppet | Mo Hayder
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Even the cover and the title are giving me the heebie jeebies so goodness knows what I'll be like when I start reading. Luckily I have this fearsome hound to keep me safe.