Poppet review

Poppet - Mo Hayder



In the Beechway High Security unit, even the staff are starting to lose it. Recent incidents of patients committing self harm have everyone talking about the Maude (a spirit they are all afraid of). AJ LeGrande (head of the nursing staff) has noticed an increase in staff calling out of their shifts. When one of the patients dies of a suspected heart attack, the tension gets even worse. AJ starts to worry that an actual person is behind the injuries and deaths, not a spirit and not coincidence. The director of the unit, Melanie Arrow doesn't want AJ getting the police involved; she is worried about losing her job. But, he takes Detective Jack Caffery into his confidence and tries to convince Caffery that there is a real danger out there. 


It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book. Another book sitting on my kindle for almost a year and I didn't remember why I bought it. But, I ended up loving this book. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed reading from both Caffery and AJ's points of view. By the time I was halfway through the book, I didn't want to put it down. And I had no idea what twists were coming until it was almost too late.


This is book 6 in the Jack Caffery series. I had no idea until after I finished reading it. I'm not sure if I will end up reading more of the Jack Caffery series or not. I still have a lot of other books on my TBR list.


Recommended to:

Adults who enjoy suspense thrillers and crime novels. There is a bit of gore, but nothing too overwhelming.