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Hanging Hill


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Hanging Hill


Even good people do bad things…

The Victim:

A teenage girl has been brutally murdered on her way home from school. The cryptic message ‘all like her’ is crudely written on her body.

The Silence:

The dead girl’s friends are deeply shocked and upset, but they all refuse to reveal anything about her last movements. Who are they protecting? And what more do they know?

The Fear:

Headstrong Detective Inspector Zoë Benedict knows exactly how she wants to work this case. But Zoë’s own dark past, if exposed, may jeopardize the search for justice . . . and destroy her too.

Tense, thrilling and brilliantly original, Hanging Hill reveals the evil side of human nature and the terrible things normal people can do…

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Press reviews

“Hayder is an excellent writer … She has the priceless ability to keep you turning the pages … especially with the novel’s sly and beautifully finessed twist in the tail”


“She handles the plot with all the expertise and flair that her earlier work leads you to expect”

Sunday Times

“With Mo Hayder you never know where you are going until you get there. A chiller to the very end”

The Times

“An authentically disturbing, gripping winner”

Financial Times