" A] destined-to-be classic . . . Hayder's work and characters are worth the unending nightmares they will inspire."--"The New York Times Book Review"
Edgar Award winner and international best-seller Mo Hayder is known for her nightmarishly dark, impeccably-plotted thrillers. In "Wolf," now in paperback, Hayder ratchets up the terror yet another notch with a bone-chilling novel about a family held hostage in their country home. When a vagrant--the Walking Man, a recurring character in Hayder's fiction--finds a dog wandering alone with a scrap of paper with the words "HELP US" attached to 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 in exchange new information regarding the childhood disappearance of Caffery's brother. Meanwhile, the Anchor-Ferrers, a wealthy local family, are fighting for their lives in their remote home ten miles away. As their ordeal becomes increasingly bizarre and humiliating, the family begins to wonder: is this really a random crime, or have they been chosen for a reason?
"The home invasion novel to end all home invasion novels . . . Not unlike John Connolly's Charlie Parker novels or T. Jefferson Parker's Charlie Hood books. "Wolf" is exceptionally original in premise and nightmarish in its rendering." --"BookPage"
"Mo Hayder is a master of ratcheting up tension throughout a book--to the point that one must simply finish it before doing anything else. Such is the case with "Wolf."" --"Deadly Pleasures" (Rating: A-)
"Mo Hayder's books featuring Jack Caffery are always an entertaining and engaging read, and this one doesn't disappoint."--"Euro Crime"