Hanging Hill

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Transworld Publishers Limited, Mar 1, 2012 - Divorced mothers - 557 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

This is the story of two sisters from Bath. Zoe is a police woman she investigates the death of a teenage girl who went to school with her niece Milly. Millys mum is Sally she is recently divorced a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

great ending. totally out of left field. i thought the book was too long. the character sally drove me insane. an utter twit. her daughter was such a pain in the ass. even zoe wasn't very likeable. so tedious characters but a great plot. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Mo Hayder has written some of the most terrifying crime thrillers you will ever read. Her first novel, Birdman, was hailed as a 'first-class shocker' by the Guardian and her follow-up, The Treatment was voted by the Times one of 'the top ten most scary thrillers ever written'. In 2012 Gone won the prestigious Edgars Best Novel award.

Mo left school at 15 and has worked as a barmaid, security guard, English teacher, and even a hostess in a Tokyo club. She has an MA in film making from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She now lives in England's West Country and is a full-time writer.

For more information on Mo Hayder and her books, see her website at www.mohayder.net

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