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Birdman by Mo Hayder
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May 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, kindle
Read from May 09 to 13, 2012

This is the first book in the Jack Caffrey series and boy does it pack a wollop. It's a mystery/thriller, but I would also categorize it in my favorite genre, sick shit. Jack Caffrey is a Detective Inspector who himself has a tragic and dark past that makes him flawed and sympathetic character . He's investigating a series of murders involving girls from the wrong side of the track. 5 bodies are discovered in a trash dump and at autopsy some disturbing clues are discovered. Each body has a bird sewn into the chest cavity, strange marks around the hairline, breast reduction surgery performed, and evidence of necrophilia. Graphic violence. An incompetent fellow DI. A couple of unexpected twists.

This book got a little too graphic and brutal for me at the end, but I'll definitely keep reading this series. I have a difficult time reading books set in England. Even though the language is the same, the words used to describe and name things are different. It's worth it to keep on reading and to do a little research to become more familiar with the language differences.
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Vanessa Mellor Genre : Sick Shit - I love it, I'd also agree with you that Mo Hayders books would definitely be top in this category. Mo Hayder is one of my favourite authors by far, her attention to detail and descriptive writing leaves nothing to the imagination. I'm looking forward to reading more books in the Jack Cafferys series, along with a few other sole stories Mo has written separately. Mo if you happen to read this please please keep the books coming - ya books are terrifying in parts and before now I've been reading in bed, but story line got so intense, I ended up not reading while I was in bed, I'd read during daylight or I'd sit at the top of my stairs lol. Amazing how a book can effect ya so much, but that's the sign oh an awesome author well done Mo Hayder.

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