Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Review - THE HANGMAN by Mary Burton

Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission. When she’s not chasing down bad guys, Julia dedicates her time to investigating the Hangman serial killer…the same unsolved case that her father, Jim Vargas, was working on when he supposedly shot and killed himself three decades before. While rumors continue to swirl around her father’s death, Julia attempts to hunt down the truth.

The case once again hits dangerously close, however, when a woman’s bones are discovered in a historic downtown home, together with a photograph of Jim and Julia as a young girl. As horrifying as this discovery is, it may just be the break Julia has waited for. Working alongside Tobias Novak, a homicide detective with whom she shares a complicated—and steamy—history, she’s forced to confront her own past even as the Hangman looms in the shadows. But as the mysterious killer circles closer, Julia can feel her own noose begin to tighten…

4 of 5 Stars
by Cheryl Stewart

Julia Vargis is a cop that is trying to solve a 25 year old cold case that her father was working on when he supposedly shot and killed himself. The bones of a female are discovered in a cold cellar of an abandoned house. This women was carrying a picture of Julia and her father when she was only 7 years old. This is when Detective Novak informs Julia of this case, believing it might be connected to the Hangman case she is working on. There were rumors that Julia's father was the Hangman killer. When they find another victim their fist thoughts are that there might be a copy cat killer. However digging into the past uncovers many secrets that people have been holding on to for many years. Uncovering these secrets leads to the truth about Julia's father's death and the knowledge that Julia could be the next victim.

The Author does a great job keeping you engulfed in the story line. There were many twists and turns leading to different conclusions.

***Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***

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