The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald

Third book in the Inspector McLean Books
485 Pages

‘A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinsister pattern.

Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent.

Digging deeper, McLean finds answers much closer to home than he expects. Something terrifying stalks the city streets, and bringing it to justice may destroy all he holds dear.’

Once again a good solid storyline. Three plot lines threading together for an exciting end. I like how past storylines and criminal characters are still wove into the story. You really need to read this series in order to get a full understanding of what is going on.

What keeps me wanting to read this series though is Inspector McLean himself. He’s a tough detective, willing to take risks to see justice done, but a kind, sensitive, generous man as well. You get invested in his life. And of course Mrs. McCutcheon’s cat! We’re left hanging in the balance at the end of this book as to her welfare! Please let her be alive!

By the way, it’s quite a bit more exciting than Lamcam! But nothing compares with watching those wee lambs stand up for the first time! Thanks, James!

Peggy Ann

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