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Publisher's Summary

An addictive debut thriller starring a FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment....

A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It’s only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can only control for so long.

And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than any he’s faced before. And he’s been assigned a new partner within the Bureau: a woman linked to the past he’s so desperate to forget. Because he has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.

For fans of Hannibal and Dexter, Hangman introduces a darkly mesmerizing character whose skill at finding criminals comes from a knowledge that can only be learned firsthand.

©2018 Jack Heath (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Off kilter kind of mystery...

This book is sure to disgust some and make others want to loose their cookies!!!! Seriously, this is a very different but entertaining book with a completely UNbelievable plot.
The premise of this book is that the FBI has made a deal with Timothy Blake. He is a totally bent character. Timothy has an uncanny ability to solve riddles and find kidnapped children by putting the pieces together like a puzzle. He's able to go to a crime scene and find clues the professional investigators missed. Hasn't finished high school, never went to college, hired as a consultant to the FBI. If he finds the missing child his payment is the body of a death row inmate (after execution). Go ahead , guess what he does with it ...

Ready?

Well, he's kind of like Hannibal Lecter, he eats it.

Anyway, this book is fun and aside from being a cannibal the wicked protagonist also makes his share of mistakes. Lots of false clues for a really twisted story, if you can get past Timothy's choice of meals! He finds the kidnapped child he was supposed to find but something's wrong and it's up to Timothy to figure out what it is.
Christopher Ragland does an excellent job narrating.
I recommend this book for the right listener...
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A Wild Ride

this story started slow for me but once I grasped the plot and characters I was hooked. I did figure out the ending before it ended but enjoyed the book very much.

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amazing sotry

I could not believe how good this was. I just came across this book by accident, and found a gem.

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Eye Opener

Eye opener.

Knowing that desecration or mutilation of a corpse, murder and stealing body parts (theft) are against the law and criminal offences, cannibalism is only against the law in Idaho. Which then made me wonder what the heck happened in Idaho to take that extra step. Especially since I live in Idaho.

I liked the ending as well - You don't always get what you want.

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Surprisingly very good 👍

I didn't expect to enjoy this book, since I've had such a hard time with so many lately. But this book was fast paced and had enough twists to keep me interested. It's a great listen!

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ok, not great. too much Dexter

I felt this book did not have enough original content. Some of the story was so far and it did not build up to enough background. Although I finished the book I don't think I would recommend it to anyone

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I loved this story.

Great book, excellent performances and even more interesting subject matter. I literally couldn’t stop listening because I needed to hear what was going to happen next. Finished it in 1 day!

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Sample Before You Buy

I disliked this story on a couple of levels. First, they plot is ridiculous. Way too far fetched and the reveal has no energy. Second, the narrator’s Texan accent is terrible IMO.

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