Hanging Hill

Hanging Hill

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Mo Hayder, internationally best-selling author of Skin and Gone , has firmly established her reputation as a master of gritty, gripping page-turners. Fast-paced and addictive, her latest, Hanging Hill , centers around a pair of estranged sisters, one a policeman, and the gruesome homicide of a teenage beauty which leads them deeper than they ever anticipated into an underground world of sex and violence.

One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal. Lorne Wood--beautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a brutal murder. Why was she on the towpath late at night alone? Zoe Benedict--Harley-riding police detective, independent to a fault--is convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case. Meanwhile Zoe's sister Sally--recently divorced and supporting a daughter who was friends with the dead girl--has begun working as a housekeeper for a rich entrepreneur who quickly begins to seem less eccentric than repugnant, and possibly dangerous. When Zoe's investigation uncovers evidence that Lorne's attempts to break into modeling had delivered her into the world of webcam porn, a crippling secret from Zoe's past seems determined to emerge.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2011.
ISBN: 9780802120069
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 24 cm.


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CMLibrary_csmith Jan 27, 2016

A good suspenseful read. While I didn't find this thriller to be as good as the Jack Caffery series, it still warrants a try if you enjoy thrillers. With lots of great plot twists, good character development and great writing style, I enjoyed it, especially the possible cliff hanger at the end!

Mar 29, 2015

You can see that the book has been arranged to fit the intended outcome. And you knew that the intended culprit wasn't the murderer. Usual cliff hangner without being one. A tad long, with longish needless episodes. Not her best. Still, a good read, but disappointing.

Sep 04, 2012

Got me glued to the story from page 1. Lots of twists and turns right up to the end - which was, for me, a heart-stopping surprise.

mikeyppl Jun 14, 2012

This book is probably going to end up on my ten best at years end. I like my lead characters flawed and Zoe and Sally have flaws aplenty. The plot is very believable, the dialogue is realistic. A good twist at the ending. This is the first book I've read from this author but it will not be the last. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

JeremiahSutherland May 07, 2012

The author has a long line of scary, intriguing books behind her.

This particular title is better than the series she has started, but not as good as some of her early work.

Mar 16, 2012

A good read with a surprise ending.

debwalker Feb 14, 2012

"A suspenseful, fast-paced thriller that reunites estranged sisters amidst a series of grisly events."
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