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?
Because sometimes the dead can speak.
Hangman’s End is the fifth book in the DI Jack MacIntosh series.
In 7 days did we learn whether the dead did speak or not?
Review by Fully Booked 2017, “This is a tense and brutal journey through the dark waters of life that Jack MacIntosh and his colleagues have to wade through. Past and present collide in unpredictable ways.”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “I was so engrossed in this I was tempted to carry on reading until I finished, despite it already being nearly midnight, it has a very tempting just one more chapter style.”
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “The author is very talented at making me want to put the book down due to the horrifying murder within this story but also want to devour this story.”
Extract at Portable Magic, ““Discovered at approximately twelve-thirty, the suitcase contains what we believe to be a torso, plus both arms and legs. No head, hands, or feet located at this stage.” Elliott paused and Jack noticed, even in the dark, how the seasoned crime scene manager’s face had paled. “I’m no medical professional, but it looks to me like a child.””
Review by ChaosHappinessBookMama, “So much going on with this plot – people, storylines and lots of questions. Good read.”
Review by Allys Reading Corner, “I absolutely loved this book, I thought it was written with such a clever mind.”
Review by b for bookreview, “Christine Williams acknowledged Jack with a weak smile. She had one hand on Narelle’s head and was gently caressing what would have been her daughter’s cheek – a loving mother’s touch. Jack looked away, feeling a lump constricting his throat.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “The book does flow easily throughout , don’t let the length of the book (409 pages) put you off as you will gallop through it , you will be taken on the investigation with the detectives, it hooked you from the start and keeps you there until the very last word!”
Review by loopyloulaura, “The book clearly defines the time and place for each section of each chapter and I liked this for creating a clear timeline of events and location. There are subplots that unfold and it was interesting to see how the author wove the plot strands together.”
The Magic of Wor(l)ds put Michelle in the spotlight as we learn about her favourite books growing up, which author she would pick the brains of, which fictional character she would have over for tea and so much more
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “The pacing of the story is perfect and the author has placed the twists and turns just where they needed to be. I found it such a fantastic read, but then I have a soft spot for Jack MacIntosh and his team.”
Review by Booklymatters, “A dark and intricately plotted mystery, layered with regular characters who will likely become even more interesting with more books over time, this book is a treat for British crime lovers everywhere.”
Review by Herding Cats, “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.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I really really enjoyed this book. Jack was my favourite. This is the first book I’ve read in the series but I’ve been able to read it. I will certainly be looking at the others in this series”
Review by enjoyingbooksagain (IG), “This story is a intense dark and brutal murder that may be linked to a old past murder that has gone unsolved.”
Extract at Laughter and Thunderstorms, “The head, legs and arms had been relatively easy – once he’d got the hang of tucking a limb under each arm. But it was the torso that caused him the most trouble. Narelle didn’t look like she weighed much, and probably didn’t, but by the time he’d figured out how to carry her without dripping blood everywhere, he’d been sweating profusely.”
Review by Bookchatter@cookiebiscuit, “I know some of these back stories have run through the whole series, but don’t worry if you haven’t read them all or even any, you can still enjoy this as a standalone. I certainly enjoyed this one and I’ve become rather fond of Jack and his team.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “This book is extremely well written and incredibly easy to become totally immersed in. I really appreciated that the location is given at the start of every chapter, making it easy to know exactly where the action or conversations are taking place.”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “This is so well planned and written and a real page turner so much so that I got very little sleep the night I was reading it.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “Expect the unexpected, you will not be disappointed. The writing style is really easy to follow, the pace flows with progress as it heats up. From the very beginning you get you sucked into needing and wanting to know more.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx