S trademark gruesomeness and weirdness which I ve come to expect but still a strange enough case to be worthy of Hayder s talent Flea s story however is the one that gets the reader s blood thumping Not exactly a mystery as we learn the facts as uickly as Flea does but pure thriller What Hayder has done in this book is examine her main characters personalities and moral boundaries From earlier books we now what Jack is capable of but he has shown determinedly to prove himself the better man he The Phenomena and Diosemeia of Aratus knows he can be Flea we ve only seen from one side this novel tests her boundaries and between them both Mo Hayder has created two very uniue main character detectives for a police procedural series Are they likable Can they be likable What does it say about the reader if he does like them Personally I did not like Jack the first time I met him in Birdman but I grew to like him uite uickly At this time I do still like both Flea and Jack but with caveats and I must see what the next book brings before I make any final decisions But whether I like them or not as persons I love them as the uniue distinct detective team in Hayder s twisted thrillers with plots that no one else could write Anyone who s read my reviews on Birdman and The Treatmentnows I have a soft spot for Mo HayderEven though she let me down in Ritual by veering away from Caffrey s storyline regarding his brother I cannot forget how those first two novels hit me like a bag of bricks In Ritual she introduced a new character Flea and I wasn t een on her I was much too resentful of where t Unfortunately there were too many I can t exactly believe this would really happen moments in this book I have enjoyed Hayder s books in the past and given them high ratings but this one didn t deliver as well as her previous books in this series Oh dear I don t seem to be doing very well with books at the moment I now that I m a fairly harsh critic and I rarely give five stars unless I LOVE a book But this is getting silly Another 1 review Enjoyed the last book I read of Mo s but this wasn t a patch on that Found the start uite gripping but for
Me It Gradually Went On A Downward Spiral My Least it gradually went on a downward spiral My least of the Jack Caffery series so far Thus this three stars are in fact two and a half rounded up Skin takes place a few days after the events described in the previous book Ritual It s dark and macabre as a Mo Hayder book it s supposed to be but this time it didn t feel as usualI had some difficulties in getting into the story For me the beginning of this book is a bit too jumbled for my taste and it wasn t easy to follow Again some of my difficulties had to do with police related expressions the author uses to describe different positions in the force or weapons they use everything abbreviated that I don t Early FM Radio know what they are supposed to meanThen there was a je ne sais uois in Phoebe Flea Marley s story that made me fro. Wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professionalAnd then she finds something that changes everything Not only is it far too close to home for comfort but it's so horrifying that shenows that nothing will ever be the same againAnd that this time no one not even Caffery can help her. Ever since I discovered Mo Hayder last year I
BECAME UITE A FAN OF HER WRITING ESPECIALLY THE uite a fan of her writing especially the about inspector Caffery They were exciting nervewrecking and gross The last Caffery I ve read Ritual brought a really dark undertone to it all dealing with the African Muti and Tokoloshe I was thrilled to now that all of that would continue in Skin as would Flea Marley returnAlas this turned out to be everything I hoped it wouldn t be A to be everything I hoped it wouldn t be A so great seuelThe plot seems interesting at first judging by the blurb A serial iller who skins animals as well as humans This would become another gross read like Birdman and The Treatment The skinning however is Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance kept to a bare minimum and apart from a dog and a rabbit you can take that uite literallyThe whole reason behind the skinning andilling that did happen escaped me I never got the satisfying explanation her other books had Too bad cause there is uite some potential hereThe search for the The Intentional Brain killer is also a turn off It s all dark until one connection between two victims is made and from there on it s obvious whodunnit Even then remains the uestion why skin take a lil bit of skin them It s actually not until Caffery enters the house of theiller that we now he skinned them Then there is Flea Marley In Ritual she was a pretty cool sidekick to Caffery but they barely crossed paths whatsoever here She was completely minding her own business here That business made her become someone completely different Not "the likeable Flea from Ritual but rather an annoying character who happens to enter the main storyline way too much Because " likeable Flea from Ritual but rather an annoying character who happens to enter the main storyline way too much Because all the drama going on in her own personal life she chooses to go against the law several times which made her act out of character ot so I thinkEverything in this book takes place about a week after the events in Ritual so the Tokoloshe stuff is all uite fresh Where in Ritual everything about this creature was wrapped in mist here things were revealed a bit Even though it was an interesting thing in Ritual and fitted nicely in the bigger picture I felt that he was ept around just to make things a bit easier for Caffery and FleaAt the end the story is clealy not finished so I truly hope Hayder picks up her game and delivers again cause I d hate to see the storyline lead out in Ritual shrivel down to this and less Skin immediately proves Mo Hayder to be even ambitious than I thought Not so much the fourth book in the Jack Caffery series as an immediate seuel to the third book Ritual what we have here is a panoramic widescreen mystery told on a huge tapestry The book picks up a week after the end of Ritual and once again stars Caffery and diver Flea Marley only this time it Maryland in Black and White keeps them apart for much of the story as they wrestle with two very differentinds of fallout from the events that occurred in the previous book There s all the usual stuff that makes Hayder s work so compelling a twist. When the decomposed body of a young woman is found by near railway tracks just outside Bristol one hot May morning all indications are that she's committed suicide That's how the police want it too all neatly suared and tidied awayBut DI Jack Caffery is not so sure He is on the trail of someone preda. Ed crime at the heart of the plot pitch black humor morally ambiguous protagonists but as I read this one it struck me that one thing Hayder does so well in these last two books is to
Move The Action Out Of London And the action out of London and the rural corners of Southwest England between Bath and Bristol It s out here that she s able to plumb some increasingly creepy depths playing with the darkness that lurks in the forests and uarries instead of the urban streets and alleys that are often the setting of contemporary mysteries There s no good reason I can think of why Hayder s work isn t "Better Known In This Country " known in this country mind tended to wander a little while reading this book I think it was partly due to the writing itself There were some paragraphs that I couldn t understand had to re read look up British slang or just move on The writing seemed erratic and disjointed so it confused me a little then later I got the gist This book picks up a week after the previous book Ritual ends and it leaves us with a cliffhanger The book entails Caffery and Flea doing their things suicides murders and one sick doctor I don t really like what either of the protagonists do in this book I hope the next one is better I have been binge reading this series over the last few months and I have yet to find a single fault with itThis installment in the Ja A solid 35 stars If you like a story involving serial murder missing persons gathering and analysis of forensic evidence and the complexities of human relationships particularly those involving family this book is for you The author takes us scuba diving in a uarry with Flea the female lead character searching for a body in murky water that has been a favorite site for those committing suicide I don t mean to state this lightly But the bodies of two missing women isn t going to be that easy And so begins a tale in which the lives of the missing women will be torn asunder and minutely examined in an attempt to learn where they are and how their lives came to a premature end Reason for Reading Next in the series and Mo Hayder is my favourite author in the world at the momentSummary A suicide is found and everything points to case closed though the ex husband does show concern that things don t seem right When another suicide with the same MO shows up Jack Caffery asks to be put on the case as he has found some connections between the two At the same time celebrity rich girl Misty Kitson has simply vanished and police diver Flea Marley has been called in to search a few lakes and a uarry Flea and Jack do not work together in this novel they are off on their own this time Jack s case takes him to a very strange human being and a sick prolific serial iller while Flea is hit out of the blue by a family problem that she must deal with and it is something that will change her life foreverComments First off the mystery story was uite good it did lack Hayder. Tory someone who hides in the shadows and can slip into houses unseenAnd for the first time in a very long time he feels scaredPolice Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery Having come to terms with the loss of her parents and with the traumas of her past safely behind her she's beginning to. ,
Broken (in the best possible way)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.
As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.
With people experiencing anxiety and depression now than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all too real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And of course, Jenny’s long suffering husband Victor―the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball―is present throughout.
A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most.