Pig Island

Pig Island

Book - 2006
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The acclaimed author of The Devil of Nanking returns with a riveting, disturbing thriller of religious fanatics, hoax debunkers, and the dark side of belief. Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes, but when he visits a secretive religious community on a remote Scottish island, everything he thought he knew is overturned. On the trial of a strange creature caught briefly on film, so deformed it can hardly be human, Oakes crosses a border of electrical fencing, toxin-filled oil drums, and pigs' skulls to infiltrate the territory of the groups' isolated founder, Malachi Dove. Their confrontation, and its violent aftermath, is so catastrophic that it forces Oakes to question the nature of evil--and whether he might be responsible for the heinous crime about to unfold. Startling and uncompromising, Pig Island confirms Mo Hayder as one of the most talented, compelling thriller writers now working.
Publisher: New York : Grove/Atlantic, c2006
ISBN: 9780871139528
0871139529
9780006391357
Characteristics: 352 p

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Carolynx2
Jul 01, 2018

Surprised so many did not care for this story. The ending totally surprised me. I thought this book was a good read. Can't wait to try another from this author.

fjose Feb 03, 2013

Skip this one...I like her others but this one is not worth the time.

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dmcormier_32
Oct 11, 2012

I usually like the books that Mo Hayder has put out but found with this one, I was pushing myself to just finish it.... The ending was infuriating and afterwards I found myself regretting reading it the whole way through.

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Pisinga
Mar 28, 2012

Reading this book, from the beginning I started to wondering - why am I wasting my time in reading that? Mystery, pig heads, religion, torture, horror, there is everything is this nonsense.
Something that is good - is that the writer certainly has
talent describing places.

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