Oliver Anchor-Ferrers isn't proud of his life. Once a promising scientist, he and his family were traumatized after two teenagers were found murdered on the land near his home, and he channeled this trauma into a new career as a weapons dealer. Now retired, he's returned to his country home with his wife and daughter, hoping for a pleasant summer despite the proximity to the scene of the long-ago murders. But when two detectives come to the door, he's afraid the murderer has struck again. Until the detectives begin acting strangely. Has Oliver's career come back to haunt him? And who is targeting the two mysterious visitors? Or is the real villain someone no one suspected?
Mystery writer Mo Hayder puts her skills on full display in Wolf, a fast-paced novel that repeatedly builds up readers' expectations - will this be a suspense story? a torture story? a locked-door mystery? a redemption story? - only to turn them upside down each time. Her novels belong to the strong trend of psychological suspense and character-driven mystery seen in the works of Minette Walters and Tana French. - Michelle (Sunset)