The Hangman's Song
Inspector McLean 3
- 65,00 kr
- 65,00 kr
Discover the gripping thriller from the author of Richard & Judy pick Natural Causes
From the Sunday Times bestseller comes an electrifying crime thriller for fans of Ian Rankin, Peter James and Stuart MacBride
'Compulsive. So many twists and turns. Chilling' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Well written and expertly plotted. The tension came alive' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Gripped me right from the start' 5***** READER REVIEW
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note.
So when a second hanged man and another strange note appear, McClean sees a sinister pattern.
Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent.
Digging deeper, McLean finds answers something terrifying stalking the city streets.
And it's much closer to home than he expects . . .
Praise for James Oswald:
'Crime fiction's next big thing' Sunday Telegraph
'Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers' Daily Mail
'The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish' Herald
'An excellent start to what promises to be a fine series' Guardian
'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record
A rash of suicides usually isn't cause for alarm, but Det. Insp. Tony McLean becomes sure the hangings are linked in Oswald's chilling third installment of his Edinburgh-based series. McLean, who's primarily occupied with the slow recovery of his girlfriend, crime scene photographer Emma Baird, who nearly died at the hands of a serial killer in 2014's The Book of Souls, doesn't immediately see a connection between the deaths. The victims don't seem to know each other or be connected in even a tangential manner, leading McLean's superiors who already dislike the DI for his refusal to play along with office politics to conclude that there's no need for a homicide investigation. At home, Emma wakes up from a coma with no memory of him, their relationship, or even her professional career. Oswald juggles the multiple story lines with ease, and McLean is a reluctant, empathetic hero who refuses to quit until he's solved the case.