Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Revisit of Pig Island by Mo Hayder

We monitor the statistics of this site and who is coming in and out. Our stats also tells us what kind of search results are landing people on this page. I can't ignore it any longer! I must re-hash my review and my mom's review of Pig Island by Mo Hayder. Specifically, people are searching for the ending of Pig Island. Want to know what happens at the end of Pig Island? Keep reading. Otherwise, go away!



****SPOILERS*****




So the crazy twist at the end is that Pastor Malachi Dove was not after Oaksey after all. Infact, he was dead for a good majority of the story. After the massacre on Pig Island, Angeline came back to the house, murdered her father, stuffed him in the drain pipe putting a pig's head (or full body? I can't remember) in the pipe after him, then went back to the community. She was one smart chick because she had this whole thing engineered to a T!
When Oaksey went back to the house with her, she pretended to be scared of the eyes in the pig and asked Oaksey to cover up the pipe. Oaksey took a drum that was near by and shoved it into the pipe. Now his fingerprints are at the scene.
Did Angeline kill Lexi? You bet she did! Oaksey wasn't in the house and Lexi had recently pissed off Angeline. What better time to murder her and make Oaksey think that Dove was out there and had gotten close enough to murder his wife? How did Angeline know that Oaksey was going to return by the route in which would make him look guilty of the murder? I'm not 100% sure on that one. If someone else knows the reason I'd love to hear back.
All Angeline had to do was sit back and bide her time before the police had searched the entire island and found the body of her dead father. Pulling prints off the drum obviously (if you watch a lot of CSI) is something that the police would do. Connect those two facts together and police will probably start remembering other holes in the story.

I read this book about 3 months ago so some of the details are a bit sketchy for me. I would love to hear from others that have read the book with anything else they have to add!

8 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Interesting that you get so many hits for the ending to this book. Maybe I ought to blog about it... just not the ending.

After all, most of my hits are in search of things having to do with Dethklok and green hair... I'm not sure why, though...

Lauren said...

Yah its weird. I thought it would die down but it hasn't, so what the heck! Might as well blog about it! :)

Anonymous said...

Hayder is subtle with her reveal at the end of the book, but if you read the last pages closely, it's clear that Angeline had been possessed by the spirit of her father, which makes the rest of the book fall into place. The rituals in the barn were Malachi working out the ritual to transfer his spirit into his daughter's body. Only he had the motivation to so elaborately seek revenge on Joe. Even having sex with Joe was part of the revenge, as Joe has to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that he was so intimate with the evil old man.

Angeline's last words to Joe are "You don't believe in possession or evil." Why would she even bring up possession if she wasn't trying to communicate this information to Joe. The last thing Joe describes seen is Dove's spirit leaving his daughter's body and hovering over the limousine.

Dove has made good on all of his promises. Joe's peace of mind is ruined and Malachi's death is spectacular and memorable.

little miss anonymous said...

Hey, I've only just read the book and your spoilers have helped me a great deal as the ending left me completely clueless. But one thing I still don't get: did Angeline murder all the people as well? Or did Malachi kill them and then later on she killed him herself?

Robin Gordon-Walker said...

How was Angeline so sure Lexie would die in the Glasgow hospital? She had heard a prognosis that Lexie might make a good recovery albeit left with terrible burns scars, and Lexie would then have been able to denounce Angeline as her attempted murderer. Yet Angleine never shows any signs of concern at this possibility and there is no indication that she tampered with the hospital equipmentn to ensure Lexie's death.

Robin Gordon-Walker said...

How was Angeline so sure Lexie would die in the Glasgow hospital? She had heard a prognosis that Lexie might make a good recovery albeit left with terrible burns scars, and Lexie would then have been able to denounce Angeline as her attempted murderer. Yet Angleine never shows any signs of concern at this possibility and there is no indication that she tampered with the hospital equipmentn to ensure Lexie's death.

Robin Gordon-Walker said...

Robin Walker said

Further mysteries:

1. "Why is Angeline so calm in the Glasgow hospital when it appears that Lexie might recover? Had she done so she would have been able to denounce Angeline as her attempted murderer. Did Angeline ensure that Lexie died in hopsital by tampering with equipoment? No suggestion of that.

2. "Would Oaksey have been able to prove his innocence and show that the killer of Malachi, Lexie and maybe the people in the chapel as well was Angeline. Certainly her her habit of 'idetifying' her father on every occasion after the massacre, particularly the figure on CCTV in Inverary and the body in Dumfrioes would be suspicious

Acestriker said...

What a fabulous book! I loved the ending, reminiscent of Usual Suspects...Only quibble I had was, would Angeline have been strong enough physically to manhandle Lexy in the manner described?