After murderer Isaac Handel is released from a high-security mental health ward, the staff realizes that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward's patients. In his sixth outing—following the bestselling, Edgar Award–winning Gone—Detective Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, and track Isaac down before he can kill again. And if that is not enough, the patients and even the hospital employees are increasingly convinced that they are being tormented by a supernatural presence known as The Maude.
"[Mo] Hayder's sharply drawn characters ... and her psychological acumen combine for a frightening and convincing read."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hayder's rich psychological portraits of her characters and their sorrow over past loves and past deeds outshine the gore of the early scenes and makes Poppet a compelling mystery that will cause fans and new readers alike to ponder not just who did it, but why."—LATimes