Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Hangman’s Song By James Oswald

This is the third book in the bestselling DI McLean series set in Edinburgh. I have read and enjoyed the previous two books and this third instalment is another exciting and page turning read.
It is a long hot summer in Edinburgh and Tony McLean is called to what at first would appear to be a simple but tragic suicide. However something doesn’t quite add up and when another hanged man is found Tony begins to grow suspicious. However with his nemesis Duguid now acting Superintendent, it seems Tony cannot get anyone to take his suspicions seriously. Instead he has been seconded to the Sex Crimes Unit where it seems even the detectives are on the take. On top of that Emma is out of hospital and coming to terms with the trauma of her attack. With so much on his plate will Tony work it all out in time before the Hangman’s Song is sung for him?
James Oswald’s novels are brilliant, sharp eyed observations of contemporary policing and the horrors of the criminal mind. There is also a supernatural element which remains a quiet background presence and won’t be off putting to readers who are not fans of the paranormal. I cannot wait to read the next instalment in the series and cannot recommend these books highly enough.

Thanks to for sending me a proof copy of this book which is out today.

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