“The very best thing a writer can do is to thoroughly and completely immerse the reader in a strange new world. Mo Hayder does it to perfection.” Michael Connelly
Mo Hayder, internationally best-selling author of Skin
has firmly established her reputation as a master of gritty, gripping page-turners, and her latest novel is no exception. Fast-paced and addictive, Hanging Hill
centers around a pair of estranged sistersone policewomanand 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 Woodsbeautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a disturbingly brutal murder. Why was she on the towpath alone late at night? Zoe BenedictHarley-riding police detective, independent to a faultis convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case. Meanwhile, Zoe’s sister, Sallyrecently divorced and in dire financial straits, supporting a daughter who was friends with the dead girlhas 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 turns up evidence that Lorne’s attempts to break into modeling had delivered her into the world of webcam girls and amateur porn, a crippling secret from Zoe’s past seems determined to emerge.