Pig Island

Mass Market Paperback | February 19, 2008

byMo Hayder

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A born skeptic, journalist Joe Oakes believes everything has a rational explanation. He makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes, but when he visits a remote Scottish island and a secretive religious community accused of Satanism, everything he thinks he knows is overturned. What has happened to Pastor Malachi Dove, the leader of the community? Why will no one discuss the strange apparition seen wanderingthe lonely beaches of Pig Island? The answers will lead Oakes to a confrontation and a bloody aftermath that force him to question whether he might not be responsible for a terrible crime.

In this compulsive and disturbing novel, Britain’s “Queen of Fear” dares herreaders to face their terror head-on.

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A born skeptic, journalist Joe Oakes believes everything has a rational explanation. He makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes, but when he visits a remote Scottish island and a secretive religious community accused of Satanism, everything he thinks he knows is overturned. What has happened to Pastor Malachi Dove, the leader of th...

MO HAYDER is the author ofBirdman,The Treatment,The Devil of Nanking,Pig Island,Ritual,SkinandGone, all of which have been international bestsellers. She was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in both 2010 and 2011. Mo Hayder lives with her daughter in Bath, England. Visit her online atwww.mohayder.net.

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 19, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from First book I've read by this author but will read many more. After a bit of a slow beginning this book was a real stomach tightening thriller & kept me reading every spare moment. If you enjoy reading Stephen King then you'll love this book.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yet another good ending twist I loved it. I was guessing near the end and I was almost right about the twist. That's why I love these books. Your always left going "what? Did not see that coming!"
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disturbing, but good I bought this book on a whim from my local Chapters because it was a bargain book. Although not the best book I have ever read, but it was good enough for me to recommend to people. I would only recommend it to people who are into books about cults, or mysteries. This book has some disturbing moments in it that make you just want to keep reading, just to find out what is actually going on! And the ending is one that I NEVER would have expected! Of all the books I have read, this ending stumped me the most, I had to reread it to get exactly what it was about ,and then when I did, I was like, AHA!
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disturbing and Tense But Not Hayder's Best Joe Oakes is a journalist who visits an obscure religious sect living on a remote island in Scotland nicknamed "Pig Island" because of the number of pigs once living there. The locals on the mainland are terrified of the religious group, they think they may be satanists and a monster, maybe even the Devil himself walks on the island. This is because of a video which was recently captured by fisherman at sea which shows the blurry form of a tall human shaped figure with a large tail. Appearances can be deceiving could be the moral of this story. Nothing is as it seems. Most of the publisher write-ups for this book make it sound like a supernatural or even a horror book, but it is not. While very different from Hayder's other books this is indeed a thriller with an evil being (though human) who kills horrifically. As usual Hayder finds an extremely unusual and discomforting topic as the focus for this thriller. In classic Hayder style the plot starts off quietly and slowly the tension mounts until the reader is aware of something frightening lurking in the shadows and then tension races unbearably to the fascinating and unsettling ending. Mo Hayder is known for her unhappy endings and you can expect the same here. This is not Mo Hayder's best book. I have to say it is my least favourite to date. But even when she is not at her best she is still miles above other writers in this genre. I guessed what the twist ending would be fairly early on and was hoping it would turn out differently as it was rather predictable and not up to her usual jaw-dropping twists. But nevertheless, Hayder's books are always worth reading. If you are new to her pick a different one than Pig Island to start with.
Date published: 2008-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Read Thrill with Unexpected Twists! When journalist Joe Oakes sets out to uncover supposedly supernatural hoaxes, usually he is successful because they are exactly that-hoaxes! However, upon venturing to Pig Island to investigate rumours of Satanism, he finds not rumour but scary fact! Where is the island's cult'ic leader? What causes the terrible screaming and disappearances? What strange figures are seen on the beach from a distance. Read on to find out more in this heart-pounding thriller-yet another success from Ms. Hayder!
Date published: 2008-01-15