A detective with no one to trust A killer with nothing to lose
18 months after the ‘Ragdoll’ murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word ‘BAIT’ carved into the chest.
In London a copycat killer strikes, branded with the word ‘PUPPET’, forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the detectives on the case, Special Agents Rouche and Curtis.
Each time they trace a suspect, the killer is one step ahead. With the body count rising on both sides of the Atlantic, can they learn to trust each other and identify who is holding the strings before it is too late?
I haven’t read ‘Ragdoll’, the first book in this series but I still found the first five chapters of ‘Hangman, an absorbing, easy read. The grisly, mysterious, quirky, thriller has an extensive body count, even in the early chapters. The killer or killers wants Detective Chief Inspector Emily Baxter to make the connection and draws her back into the killing zone.
Flawed and secretive, Emily Baxter is hard on herself and others, especially her bosses but she values her colleagues, and they reciprocate.Written in manageable chapters, timed and dated, you feel part of the action, conflicts and decision making. If like me you are a fan of adrenaline-fuelled thrillers with an eccentric, forceful protagonist, take a deep breath and read ”Hangman, I’m sure the rest of the book will be as riveting as the sampler I’ve just read.
I received a sampler of the first five chapters from Trapeze Orion Publishing via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'.
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