HANGING HILL by Mo Hayder is one of those books that you don’t get over after having read it. From its somber first sentences to its final paragraph, this is an instant classic, one that is firmly rooted in the mystery/thriller genre but that transcends classification.
The novel takes place in the city of Bath, England, far from the London world of Hayder’s Jack Caffrey and the Walking Man series. The deceptively peaceful setting is not without its own dangers, though. At its core, HANGING HILL concerns two long-estranged sisters whose lives have taken quite divergent paths. Zoe Benedict is an extremely competent police detec