Wolf by Mo Hayder

Wolf (Jack Caffery, #7)

“When a vagrant—the Walking Man—finds a dog wandering alone with the words “HELP US” written on its collar, he’s sure it’s a desperate plea from someone in trouble and calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Caffery is reluctant to get involved—until the Walking Man promises new information regarding the childhood abduction of Caffery’s brother in exchange for the detective’s help tracking down the dog’s owners. Caffery has no idea who or what he is searching for, but one thing he is sure of: it’s a race against time.

Meanwhile, the Anchor-Ferrers, a wealthy local family, are fighting for their lives in their remote home ten miles away. Two men have tricked their way into the house and are holding the family for ransom. Yet as the captors’ demands become increasingly bizarre and humiliating, it becomes clear that this is more than a random crime—it’s a personal vendetta.”


I rate * * * * to Mo Hayder’s Wolf.

Thank you to Alison Barrow and Transworld Books for sending me a copy.

It was good to read a thriller and Mo Hayder certainly knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats!  A true thriller, in every sense of the word.

Really enjoyed Wolf, which is the seventh Hayder novel featuring DI Jack Caffery. But if you’ve never read any previous, it doesn’t matter as you can still enjoy Wolf as a newbie Hayder fan!

Kept me wanting more, I enjoyed the characters and found my heartbeat quickening with fear as if I were in the room with the family… another brilliantly written Mo Hayder novel.

The way your unease grows with each page turned is as any great thriller should be – an intense, shocking and gritty read. Fantastic.

Buy WOLF here


Mo Hayder left school at fifteen. She worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She has an MA in film from The American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University UK.

Mo lives in Bath with her daughter Lotte-Genevieve.