Hanging Hill

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Bantam Press, 2011 - Divorced mothers - 428 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  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

This is Mo Hayder's most recent standalone and now means I have caught up with her and read every one of her books. I have to admit that this was a slow read and comparing it to her other books I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

Atmospheric, and enjoyable throughout watching the relationships emerge between the characters. I just found the twist ending a little too pat and unbelievable, and couldn't get a motive for why that protagonist was the "real killer" Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

Mo's books are 100% authentic, dawing on her long research with several UK police forces and on her personal encounters with criminals and prostitutes. She now lives in England's West Country.

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