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Oh my word! This is knock-out of a read, punchy and raw, it made me flinch and yet I couldn’t stop, didn’t want to stop reading. If you haven’t yet read ‘Ragdoll’, do start there, mostly because it’s truly fabulous, but also because it’s the beginning of the ‘Fawkes and Baxter’ trilogy and you don’t want to lose out on any part of this story. ‘Hangman’ starts with the most intriguing prologue, I read it twice to let it sink in. It’s 18 months since the conclusion of the Ragdoll Murders for Baxter, a new chilling and gruesome killing spree begins, targeting both New York City and London, and Emily finds herself with two new partners. My advice is to set plenty of time aside, as once I started reading, I couldn’t bear to put this book down for a single second, and I read late into the night in order to finish. I find Daniel Cole’s writing compulsive, it makes me sit up and take note, I was on high alert at all times, buzzing with anticipation. The humour has a definite dark tone, yet it is there, and a welcome addition as an avalanche of horror descends. I wasn’t sure if Daniel Cole could live up to my expectations, he actually manages to exceed them, as ‘Hangman’ stands defiant, mind-blowing, striking… joining ‘Ragdoll’ as most definite must-reads.
The new thriller from the bestselling author of Ragdoll 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?
Closing date: 18/04/2019
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So I recommend reading that first, then this book may be more enjoyable as you would know the characters better. Full review
A fantastic book that has, quite honestly left me very frustrated. Because now I have to wait for the next book to be written to find out what will happen next to DCI Baxter. Full review
Wow! A cracking sequel to Ragdoll – yet totally a book on its own. You will feel the frustration, apprehension, fear of each character as the story progresses. Full review
Hangman is Daniel Cole's follow up book, from Ragdoll, and once again Emily Baxter, is back, with her smart mouth, dry humour, only this time, she has the help from Special Agents from America. Full review
The most gripping book I have read in a long time. Fabulous story with great characters that I want to read more about. Full review
A brilliant read – a fast-moving, dark, funny thriller. Rather gruesome at times, but completely addictive. Highly recommended. Full review
A brilliant crime novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. This book had my emotions on a string - excuse the pun! Full review
Publication date: 22/03/2018
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||22nd March 2018|
|Publisher:||Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.More About Daniel Cole