Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high-security mental health ward. But when the staff realizes that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm among the ward's patients, and furthermore 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.
About the Author
Mo Hayder's debut, Birdman, was an international bestseller. Her second novel, The Treatment, also a Sunday Times bestseller, won the 2002 WH Smith Thumping Good Read award. Her third novel, Sunday Times bestseller Tokyo, won the Elle magazine crime fiction prize, and the SNCF Prix Polar. She has also written the bestselling Pig Island, as well as three books in the Walking Man series: Ritual, Skin and Gone. READER BIO Steven is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over 200 audiobooks. Superlatives are many in reviews of his work, for which he is a multi Earphones-Award winner. He has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in theatre, television, film, and radio drama. His audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction, from thrillers, mysteries, classics and histories to children's fantasy and biographies.