New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty’s acclaimed
fiction debut, Black Irish,won him comparisons to such thriller masters as
Jo Nesbø, Karin Slaughter, and Tana French. Now, his chilling new novel brings
back intrepid heroine Absalom Kearney, a driven police detective with a haunted
past, trying to make a difference in a troubled town.
Hangman, Hangman, what do you
see? Four little girls, as cute as can be.
The eerie schoolyard chant still sends ripples of horror through
North Buffalo. Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the
community’s teenaged daughters—until he was cornered and shot in the head. But
Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname “Hangman,” along with the secret
of his last victim’s fate. Homicide detective Abbie Kearney wasn’t around
during Hangman’s reign of terror. She hadn’t yet come home to wear her dad’s
old badge in the tough Irish-American stronghold known as “the County.” Abbie
had never experienced firsthand the horror of Hangman—until now.
Hangman, Hangman, where do they
go? Down on the ground, where the daffodils grow.
A corrections officer lies dead, a prison van stands empty … and
somewhere out there, the monster who condemned innocents to death at the end of
a rope watches and waits to strike again. Abbie leads a desperate manhunt
through a city driven to its knees by fear, matching wits with a predator as
brilliant as he is elusive. But as more victims are claimed, a rising tide of
secrecy, paranoia, and politics forces her to realize that stepping beyond the
law may be the only way to find justice. Because with each passing hour, the
stakes grow higher—and Hangman’s noose gets tighter. Download and start listening now!