A Jack Caffrey thriller from "easily today's best writer of visceral and elemental horror . . . guaranteed to creep out even the strongest of heart." (Booklist, starred review) In her eerie and hair-raising thriller Skin, Mo Hayder trails her two unforgettable protagonists as they race to staunch a rising tide of blood in a sweltering port town. When the decomposing body of a young woman is found, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide. But Jack Caffery is not so sure. Other apparent suicides are cropping up, and they all have a connection to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries just outside the city. Caffery begins to suspect a shadowy and sinister predator, someone-or something-that can disappear into darkness and slip into houses unseen. Working alongside Caffery is rough-and-tough police diver Flea Marley, but while pursuing her investigation, she stumbles upon something far too close to home that no one-not even Caffery-can help her face. Skin is a penetrating dissection of family, friendships, and the evil that can tear them apart-or bind them together. Devious and disturbing, it introduces one of Hayder's most horrifying villains yet. "Hayder is not a subdued writer. Her characters are almost as chilling as the horrors that they are investigating." -The Times (London)
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by Mo Hayder
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