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Great Book Nothing Piggy About It
Pig Island - Mo Hayder
Member Name: Autumnrose
Pig Island - Mo Hayder
Advantages: Great book, Great Read
Disadvantages: None that I was able to find
I was recently very lucky to find this book at the local discount store. I had never read a Mo Hayder book before and really had no expectations. The book has a small set of characters making it easy to follow and even easier to enjoy while reading. I can't stand when there are 50 story lines to follow.
Characters in this book include, Oaksey the Journalist/Writer that is looking to break a huge story wide open. Lexie the wife of Oaksey and boy what a piece of work she is. Dove the great cult leader that got his start in fake healings. Angeline the daughter of Dove.
Oaksey is invited over to the island to get a story. He has no idea what kind of story they want to give him but he has other ideas. Having a past with Dove he wants a story about the long recluse Dove. Bringing out into the open what he has been doing on the island over the years.
After several encounters with what he thinks is Dove he is badly beaten and left for dead. Going home to his wife to be nursed back to health he waits till he can go back to the island sure that there is a story that is waiting to be told.
Going back to the island is not the happy ending that he was hoping for. Upon his return it seems that Dove having something to hide or to get even for has killed every one on the island. Everyone but his daughter and himself it seems.
Oaksey finding Angeline for the first time realizes that she is alone on the island and that her father has left her there amidst his carnage. He is instantly over come with the want to protect this poor child that has lived through hell. If he only knew how that desire would come back to bite him in the butt.
I have to say that have never having heard of this author I was pleasantly surprised. The ending has such a twist even I did not see it coming. Usually when I finish a book I find that they leave a desire for more info or the ending is just horrible and all my questions are left unanswered. With this book that was not the case. All points that were made in this book are all brought together at the end. I do have to say it was a great read and one that I am glad to say I have added to my collection.
Summary: This is a great book with a great plot and a plot twist that is just amazing.