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Hangman
 

Hangman (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Original ed.)

By Heath, Jack

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An addictive debut thriller starring an FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment...A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Tim... read full description below.

ISBN 9781335461599
Barcode 9781335461599
Published 30 April 2019 by Hanover Square Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Original ed.
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ISBN-13 9781335461599
ISBN-10 1335461590
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hanover Square Press
Imprint Hanover Square Press
Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Original ed.
Edition Original ed.
Author(s) By Heath, Jack
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Texas, Cannibalism, Government investigators, Murder - Investigation
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An addictive debut thriller starring an FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment...A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can control only for so long.And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than any he's faced before. And he's been assigned a new partner within the Bureau: a woman linked to the past he's so desperate to forget. Because he has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.For fans of Dexter and Hannibal, Hangman introduces a darkly mesmerizing character whose skill at finding criminals comes from a knowledge that can only be learned firsthand.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Let's cut to the chase: Hangman is a great read! Jack Heath's boundless imagination and singular voice have produced a truly unique thriller. By turns, psychologically insightful, wonderfully disturbed and even darkly comedic, Hangman will keep you coursing through the pages at a lightning pace. Brilliant! (Probably best read with lights on and doors locked. I'm just saying.) -Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author Jack Heath's Hangman is a perverse, twisted take on a crime novel-and I loved every page of it. What a rarity to find a thriller as dark as a Palahniuk and as compulsively readable as a Patterson. Two well-chewed thumbs up for Hangman. -Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author Jack Heath's writing grabs you by the throat, gnaws on your bones, and washes it all down with a hefty dose of funny. Sick, twisted, violent, and oh so good. In Timothy Blake, Heath has created a one-of-a-kind character. I hope. -Emma Viskic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay In the age of the anti-hero, morally ambiguous characters compel readers to empathize with and root for them, despite their troubled natures and character flaws. Enter Timothy Blake ... a civilian consultant with the FBI, who, in exchange for aiding investigations, is permitted access to death row inmates to temporarily satisfy his voracious appetite for human flesh. Yes, the hero of Jack Heath's debut adult novel is a cannibal detective. Readers able to abide this grisly affliction will easily lose themselves in this dark, bone-rattling thriller. ... In Hangman, Blake and FBI agent Reese Thistle face a ruthless kidnapper who has abducted a 14-year-old boy ... Hangman is ghoulish fun, and fills the Dexter- and Hannibal-shaped holes in our lives. -Bookseller & Publisher A vivid and disturbing thriller. ... A grisly, efficiently written nail-biter packed with riddles and suspense, Hangman has bestseller written all over it. -The Age Prose so hard-boiled it will crack your teeth. -Gordon Reece, author of Mice The hero of Jack Heath's Hangman is certainly a monster, but strangely, ever so strangely, oddly likeable. ... This novel is all about tempo and character. -Weekend Australian An enjoyable, fast-paced read perfect for readers with strong stomachs. -Booklist

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Author's Bio

First published as a teenager, Jack Heath is the award-winning author of more than twenty fiction titles for young adult and middle-grade readers. He lives in Australia.

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