Pig Island

SEE EVIL

Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes. But what he sees when he visits a secretive religious community on a remote Scottish island forces him to question everything he thought he knew.

 

HEAR EVIL

Why have the Islanders been accused of Satanism? What has happened to their leader? And why will no one discuss the strange creature seen wandering the lonely beeches of Pig Island?

 

READ EVIL

In Pig Island, Mo Hayder dares you to face your fears head on and to look at what lurks beneath the surface of everyday normality. It’s about the unthinkable things people do to each other.

Reviews:

Without doubt her most commercial and most extroadinary novel to date.

 

Nobody writes like Mo Hayder.  Sentence by sentence she is amongst the very best.

 

Every page delivers new shocks, twists and turns that literarly leave you stunned.  Stunned at the imaginative forces at work inside the Hayder mind, and stunned at the new heights of menace she achieves.

 

Pig Island is almost impossible to describe.  Think Wicker Man, think Lord of the Flies, think dead pigs, think Waco, Texas and think freaks.

 

“My name is legion, for we are many.”

 

Just read it.

Nick Robinson, Key accounts (Smiths Travel)

Tokyo was brilliant. She has followed it up with Pig Island.  If you have ever imagined that the Western Scottish Isles are barren, weird or scary, then that’s a dream compared to this.”  Jonathan Spencer-Payne, The Bookseller

So fast-paced and horrifying that I had to sit up until the early hours to finish it.” Daily Telegraph

“Disturbing and intense…she remains one of our most adventurous, unpredictable and ambitious writers.” Peter Guttridge, The Observer

“An absolutely compulsive read.” Peterborough Evening Telegraph

 

“Compulsively readable.” Daily Express

 

“A fantastic read; she’s great.” Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller

 

“Profoundly creepy and creepily convincing thriller…Though gruesome enough to satisfy even the most hardcore horror fan, this rigorously imagined novel is also full of apt (if bleak) detail and graced with a perfect plot twist at story’s end. Hayder offers both a riveting story and a nuanced, distinctly modern look at secrecy and publicity, belief and skepticism, normal and taboo, (in)sight and blindness. Publishers’ Weekly, Starred Review

 

“Mo Hayder, who writes dark, perfect thrillers now spins a shivery tale about a cult on the west coast of Scotland, where the weather nourishes black menace.” New York Daily News

“The elaborate shock effects that define Hayder’s savage style ultimately serve their purpose in a novel that taps into the current fascination with all things supernatural and questions our assumptions about a number of subjects, from faith healing to cultish religious groups and society’s definition of evil.”  New York Times

 

Pig Island is not a book for the squeamish, but it’s one that will keep readers turning the pages until the horrifying mysteries of the island ultimately are unravelled.” Harvey Freedenberg, March 2007 Bookpage – www.bookpage .com

 

“Hayder…Skilfully builds suspense, developing her characters and creating a tense, oppressive atmosphere: the result is another creepy, suspenseful thriller. Recommended.” Beth Lindsay, www.libraryjournal.com

 

“Hayder shows from the start that her reputation for gripping suspense is well founded. Read thefirst chapter of Pig Island and try to put it down.”

Peter Mergendahl, Rocky Mountain News

 

“Hayder offers both a riveting story and a nuanced, distinctly modern look at secrecy and publicity, belief and scepticism, normal and taboo, (in) sight and blindness.”www.publishersweekly.co  

 

“As always, Hayder proves to be a maestro of the sinister…Pig Island is never less then intriguing and, at its best, thrillingly horrific.”

Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News.

“Compulsively readable.”  Daily Express


“Confirms a major talent that transcends thriller writing.” Time Out

“The elaborate shock effects that define Hayder’s savage style ultimately serve their purpose in a novel that taps into the current fascination with all things supernatural and questions our assumptions about a number of subjects, from faith healing to cultish religious groups and society’s definition of evil.”  New York Times