A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Poppet by Mo Hayder

Poppet by Mo Hayder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 378 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Atlantic Monthly Press
Source: egalley via edelweiss

Jack Caffery (#6)

It has been a while since I read book five in this series but since this one continues the story from the last one, I quickly had all the memories rushing back to me. I love Mo Hayder! I just settled into the pages of this and before I knew it I was half done and next day I'd read the whole thing. Jack Caffery has certainly grown with this series and he and Flea's relationship becomes much more complicated but finally, they admit their feelings even if it is just to themselves. A great thriller, though it wasn't gruesome at all really. I expect that from Hayder, but I still enjoyed this very much. Lots going on from past books and the new case was wonderful; I especially liked that it takes place in a psychiatric ward, always a favourite for me. Not her best book but a speedy chiller and shocking whodunnit. Now on to book 7!


  1. I like the description of a speedy chiller!

  2. Oh Nicola, why haven't I started a Mo Hayder yet, sigh. There are just to many for me to keep up with. Book 7, I am forever behind.