Hangman by Daniel Cole

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About the book:

A detective with no one to trust. A killer with nothing to lose.
18 months after the ‘Ragdoll’ murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word ‘BAIT’ carved into the chest.

In London a copycat killer strikes, branded with the word ‘PUPPET’, forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the detectives on the case, Special Agents Rouche and Curtis.

Each time they trace a suspect, the killer is one step ahead. With the body count rising on both sides of the Atlantic, can they learn to trust each other and identify who is holding the strings before it is too late?

Hangman by Daniel Cole

My thoughts:

I loved Ragdoll, the first book in this series, so I was delighted to be able to read and review Hangman. I had been dying to read it from the moment I finished Ragdoll, and its safe to say it was worth the wait. Hangman was just as good, if not better.

Focusing on DCI Emily Baxter in this one, she’s called to investigate a copycat murder. A body found hanging, with BAIT carved into its chest, in America. When another body turns up, this time with PUPPET carved into the chest, it becomes a race against time to decipher the message as the body count rises on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hangman is such a clever thriller. I absolutely flew through it because I was so caught up in the characters and the investigation that I just had to keep reading to find out what was going on.

Daniel Cole has a knack for writing serial killer thrillers, and he showcases it brilliantly i these books. They are addictive, thrilling and so utterly absorbing that you just have to keep going until the very end.

If you like twisted killers, great characters and a cracking plot then add Hangman to your TBR as soon as possible, you won’t regret it.

Highly recommended!

 

Previous reviews:

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole 

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole *Blog Tour*

Hi everyone,

So today is publication day for Ragdoll (WOOHOO!!!) and I’m delighted to be taking part in the release blog tour blitz and resharing my review for one of my favourite reads of last year!!!

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About the book:
The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’

Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.

Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.
Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.
With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?


About the author:
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.


My thoughts:
I had seen Ragdoll on social media in recent weeks and immediately added it to my watch list, and I am so glad I did because it is absolutely brilliant!
I love gory and gruesome in books, and I make no apologies for that, so to open with a body made up of different peoples body parts definitely grabbed my attention! So much so that I devoured Ragdoll in less than 24 hours, I just couldn’t put it down.
When I was raving about it to my husband, he said it sounds like it could be a movie or a tv show, and that’s exactly where Ragdoll’s background is. Daniel Cole has effortlessly transformed his writing into a gripping, twisted game of cat and mouse between the pages.
The characters are all really well written too. I am super excited to read more about Wolf because he is by far the most interesting and beautifully flawed Detective that I have encountered in a long time. And don’t even get me started on the Ragdoll Killer because that is one twisted antagonist, in the best possible way.
I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it went in directions that I just wasn’t expecting. I found myself questioning everyone’s motives and I’m pretty sure I got it wrong every time!
To say I enjoyed Ragdoll would be an understatement! It consumed me while I read it.

Definitely one of the best crime books I’ve read in quite some time, with an excellent premise and some darkly humorous moments I cannot recommend it highly enough! One to watch for certain!

Out NOW, you can get your copy by clicking HERE!

Make sure to read the other reviews on the blog tour:

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole 


*Huge thanks to Sam Eades and Trapeze for my ARC of Ragdoll to read and review!*

About the book:

The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’
Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.
Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

About the author:

At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.

My thoughts:

I had seen Ragdoll on social media in recent weeks and immediately added it to my watch list, and I am so glad I did because it is absolutely brilliant!

I love gory and gruesome in books, and I make no apologies for that, so to open with a body made up of different peoples body parts definitely grabbed my attention! So much so that I devoured Ragdoll in less than 24 hours, I just couldn’t put it down.

When I was raving about it to my husband, he said it sounds like it could be a movie or a tv show, and that’s exactly where Ragdoll’s background is. Daniel Cole has effortlessly transformed his writing into a gripping, twisted game of cat and mouse between the pages.

The characters are all really well written too. I am super excited to read more about Wolf because he is by far the most interesting and beautifully flawed Detective that I have encountered in a long time. And don’t even get me started on the Ragdoll Killer because that is one twisted antagonist, in the best possible way.

I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it went in directions that I just wasn’t expecting. I found myself questioning everyone’s motives and I’m pretty sure I got it wrong every time!

To say I enjoyed Ragdoll would be an understatement! It consumed me while I read it. Definitely one of the best crime books I’ve read in quite some time, with an excellent premise and some darkly humorous moments I cannot recommend it highly enough! One to watch for certain!

Buy the book: 

Ragdoll is not out until February 23rd 2017 but you can pre-order your copy by clicking the link below:

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole