The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

My thanks to Lovereading Reader Panel at, author and publisher for my copy of The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons! To say I was excited to see this up for review is an understatement!

DC Max Wolfe is one of my favourite characters in a book series so I jumped at the opportunity and I’m super grateful to have been accepted to read and review!

I read and loved the first two books, The Murder Bag and The Slaughter Man. You can read my review for The Slaughter Man by clicking the link below:

The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons

About the book (via Goodreads):

A band of vigilante executioners roam London’s hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead.
– The gang member who’s abused vulnerable girls.

– The wealthy drunk driver who’s mowed down a child.

– The hate preacher calling for the murder of British soldiers.

As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes.

And discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home …

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. I’m a massive fan of Tony Parsons DC Max Wolfe series and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the 3rd book. The Hanging Club is a superbly written thriller, full of dark twists and turns, with a very intriguing premise.

One of my favourite things about Wolfe as a character is his humanity, and his ability to do his job regardless of the circumstances. I love to read about Max, his daughter Scout and their dog Stan. The family dynamic is so admirable and loving. In the face of such evil, their life is the perfect antidote.

When faced with members of the public being executed by hanging while it is being filmed, Wolfe and his team are thrown into the investigation quickly. Who are the victims? Why are they being targeted? And just who is hunting them down?

The Hanging Club is possibly my favourite in the series so far. Parsons has a knack for imparting historical knowledge alongside his well known prose, and as always, it works perfectly. I enjoy books that make the reader think, and with The Hanging Club, Tony Parsons has definitely picqued my interest in this period of British History.

I would recommend this book highly, it’s an excellent novel. Fast paced, interesting and full of action, it’s the perfect combination!

I gave The Hanging Club 5 stars on Goodreads. It’s out on May 19th, and you can pre-order your copy by clicking the link below!

The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

Happy reading! 🙂

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