Mo Hayder - official website of the bestselling crime and thriller author



Magnify this jacket using your mouse…

PoppetJack Caffery #6 (Walking Man #4)


The Maude is outside.

It wants to come in.

It wants to sit on your chest.

The patients at Beechway High Secure Unit are terrified. Unexplained power cuts have lead to a series of horrifying incidents. And now fear has spread from the inmates to the staff.

Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called to investigate, whilst working the most impossible case of his life. Will he be able to stare pure evil in the eye, and survive?

Read the Poppet extract here:


PDF downloads: Click the Download button to view the file, or right-click the button and choose 'Save link as…' or 'Save target as…' to download the pdf.

Press reviews

“Enthralling…Hayder’s sharply drawn characters, major and minor, and her psychological acumen combine for a frightening and convincing read”

Publisher's Weekly

“Oozes sinisterness from the first page”

Entertainment weekly

“Extraordinarily good. Creepy, enthralling, twisty and – ultimately – very moving. Wow”

Steve Mosby

“With Mo Hayder you never know where you are going until you get there”

The Times

“Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers”

Karin Slaughter

Audio files