Sunday, July 29, 2012
Hanging Hill, by Mo Hayder
Hanging HilI is Hayder's eighth book, a standalone novel that I chose based on superlative reader raves. Then when I read the dustjacket I was even more excited - a mother who is "forced into a criminal world of extreme pornography and illegal drugs," (!) and a detective's "crippling secret...which -- if exposed -- may destroy her" (!!) . So far, so good -- ooga chooga -- can't wait to get into it. Without the porn, maybe, this is the sort of thing that is right up my alley. Or so I thought, and then I read it. Let's just say that the dustjacket blurb is a bit misleading ... and it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I hate when that happens!
The review is over at the crime section of my reading journal if you're interested. So many people loved this book -- but I am probably the world's toughest crime fiction audience.