Mo Hayder

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Narrated By: Jot Davies

Duration: 12 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

The Maude is outside. It wants to come in.
It wants to sit on your chest.

The mentally ill patients in Beechway High Secure Unit are highly suggestible. A hallucination can spread like a virus. When unexplained power cuts lead to a series of horrifying incidents, fear spreads from the inmates to the staff. Amidst the growing hysteria, AJ, a senior psychiatric nurse, is desperate to protect his charges.

Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is looking for the corpse of a missing woman. He knows all too well how it feels to fail to find a loved one’s body. When AJ seeks Caffery’s help in investigating the trouble at Beechway, each man must face a bitter truth in his own life. Before staring pure evil in the eye.


Crime & mystery fiction, Crime & mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Psychological thriller

Listen to a sample

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

Publisher's Weekly

Extraordinarily good. Creepy, enthralling, twisty and very moving. Wow.


Hayder has a profound ability to shock and surprise her readers


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

The Times

Oozes sinisterness from the first page