The Hanging Girl by Eileen CookThe Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

The Hanging Girl

byEileen Cook

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town's missing golden girl. It's no challenge-her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy-no one would get hurt and she'd get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she's involved with are willing to kill to get what they wantand she must discover their true identity before it's too late.
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and one very naughty dog and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else. ...
Title:The Hanging GirlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.08 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544829824

ISBN - 13:9780544829824


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoughtful and Full of Suspense Eileen Cook's last thriller, With Malice, had me at the edge of my seat and now I can say another one of her book had me flipping page after page. The Hanging Girl was every bit fearful and thrilling as the tag line on the cover suggests. The Hanging Girl had a two-part mystery that'll keep you guessing chapter after chapter. The beginning was a little slow but just when I thought my interest was waning a spoiler-y revelation had my eyes going wide. Don't believe in everything you read because they'll lull you into a false sense of trust. The first reveal was totally worth the slow build up. I honestly never suspected... I really have to applaud Ms. Cook for setting the mood of the book. It was a perfect blend of curiosity, frenzy and unease. As I got closer to the final pages, my heart was hammering away in my chest. Even knowing a final reveal was coming the suspense never let up. I needed to know if my predictions were right. Skye is an unreliable narrator in the sense that because of a past mistake she doubts herself from time to time too. I wasn't Skye's biggest fan but I could sympathize with her precarious position throughout the book and her drive to set things right before they got out of hand. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her final choice but I am happy to see her come to a decision. All on her own. It was what she needed to start fresh. The clues that had her connecting the dots were fun as I followed along. The last one especially was clever. I didn't love the misdirection thrown in but thinking back they were solid leads and in reality made sense to follow up on. While the second twist was a little obvious given certain developments I was still surprised by the way the story ended. Not what I imagined... But then again Eileen Cook always gives us a real treat with her stories.
Date published: 2017-10-05

Editorial Reviews

A surprisingly dark thriller that will find a home in libraries where there is a need for strong female protagonists and engrossing mysteries." - SLJ " ? The multiple twists in the ending pack several hefty wallops of surprise and reward the reader with a more than satisfactory payout." - Bulletin "