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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners go.

©2013 Mo Hayder (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Critic Reviews

"More jittery than suspenseful, but the complications are authentic and conscientiously worked out. If this installment doesn't win new fans, it'll keep the old ones happy." (Kirkus Reviews)

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An uncharacteristic happy ending!

Where does Poppet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in the top 10

What other book might you compare Poppet to and why?

Mo Hayder's books are gory crime thrillers similar to those of Ruth Rendell or Thomas Harris

Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and the reading - it was a pleasure listening!

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  • Blenda
  • Crestwood, KY, United States
  • 06-20-13

Not for me

Other reviews were good but I just couldn't get into it. I have tried for 2 days to find something interesting about this book but just can't. I know and respect people who love this book. Just goes to show that not all books are for all people. I am an avid listener and am always looking for a new author but I couldn't find anything to like about this book.

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  • rosemary
  • caledonia, WI, United States
  • 04-13-15

Terrific

Great characters and suspense.
Steven Crossley brings them to life with depth and humor.Jack Caffrey is a memorable leading man.

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nicely done great story superb narration

👍 lives the whole book and narration was excelent. drive to work was thrilling. thanks