by Mo Hayder
Part of the Jack Caffery series
Just after lunch on a Tuesday in April, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand.
The fact that there's no body attached is disturbing enough.
Yet more disturbing is the discovery, a day later, of the matching hand.
Both have been recently amputated, and the indications are that the victim was still alive when they were removed.
DI Jack Caffery has been newly seconded to the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol.
He and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a boy who has recently disappeared.
Their search for him - and for his abductor - lead them into the darkest recesses of Bristol's underworld, where drug addiction is rife, where street-kids sell themselves for a hit, and where an ancient evil lurks; an evil that feeds off the blood - and flesh - of others ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/11/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780553820430
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Review by Daftboy1
This is the 2nd Jack Caffery novel I have read, to be honest it took me a while to get into it but when I did I enjoyed it. Story is Jack relocates from London to Bristol, 2 hands are found in the local harbour, A police diver Flea Marley and Jack slowly but eventually team up and with a few red herrings and time for them both to reflect on their own guilt, regrets eventually solve the case. This book touches on African witchcraft which I know nothing about but found quite interesting. A gruesome good read.