Hangman’s End by Michelle Kid – Blog Tour

Today I am so excited to be reviewing Hangman’s End by Michelle Kidd and published by Question Mark Press. Thank you to Zoe-Lee from https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/zooloos-blog-tours for organising this tour and to MIchelle Kidd and Question Mark Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

Synopsis

Two bodies.

One bridge.

Twenty years apart.

The discovery of two bodies beneath London Bridge plunges DI Jack MacIntosh and his team at the Metropolitan Police into two of the most complex investigations they’ve ever had to deal with.

With two decades separating them, can the cases really be linked?

Having an intense dislike for coincidences, Jack can’t let it go.

And when evidence then emerges pointing to a 1989 cold case, Jack is transported back in time to a miscarriage of justice that has haunted him for quarter of a century – and back to a little girl he vowed never to forget.

As two cases turn into three, becoming more and more entwined, will the river finally give up its secrets?

Maybe.

Because sometimes the dead can speak.

Hangman’s End is the fifth book in the DI Jack MacIntosh series.

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hangmans-End-Jack-MacIntosh-Book-ebook/dp/B09N1XXD4W

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Hangmans-End-Jack-MacIntosh-Book-ebook/dp/B09N1XXD4W

My Thoughts

I love discovering a new detective series and I absolutely loved Hangman’s End.  It works really well as a standalone novel but this is book 5 in the DI Jack MacIntosh series so it feels as though there has been some great character development previously.  Also, there are mentions of a previous case which doesn’t hinder the plot, however made me very curious.  I’ll definitely be going back to read the other books in the series.

I was hooked from page one and raced through this book.  Each chapter is divided further into small sections of actual time during the investigation, and it reads almost in real time.  I could really see this playing out as a TV series.  It’s a larger book than I normally read but it’s so fast paced and Moorish I was through it in no time at all.

Jack MacIntosh is an excellent character and although I can tell there has been development, there seems to be much more to come (I really hope so).  His team are well established, and I loved the relationship he had with them all.  It’s a big cast of supporting characters and took me a while to get my head around them all.  The support they give each other and the way their roles fit together to form a bigger picture works so well.

The plot is amazing and has some really good twists and turns that kept me guessing.  I loved trying to put pieces together between the cases myself (I’m never much good at this but it’s so much fun) and the author gave enough information at exactly the right time to keep me in suspense.  I couldn’t stop reading as I couldn’t wait to get the next morsel of a clue/lead. 

This is such a well written detective/crime novel and I really cannot wait to go back and discover the earlier books in the series.   

Author Bio – Michelle Kidd

Michelle Kidd is a self-published author best known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels set in London. She has also recently begun a new series which is set in her home town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk – starring Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle.

Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.

But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed.

In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress, and the first DI Nicki Hardcastle novel is due for release in August 2021.

Michelle now works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order 

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Website : www.michellekiddauthor.com

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