Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Daddy Long Legs is Back
Twenty years ago he took nine lives.
Abducted. Tortured and mutilated.
Nine bodies dumped across the barren landscape of a small town in Apartheid South Africa.
Then – abruptly – the murders stopped. And Daddy Long Legs was no more.
A young boy disappears in broad daylight. Swallowed by darkness ... on the dusty streets of Hope.
Specialist detective Wayne Human is called in. Forced by brutal circumstances to become an expert in serial killers, he must now face his most twisted adversary yet. Can he discover the terrible secret behind South Africa’s most notorious serial killer before Daddy Long Legs reaps another grim harvest?
On the other side of South Africa, advertising executive Kyle Devlin’s life is about to fall to pieces. Then a tragedy forces him to return to Hope. Can he find redemption in the town of his youth while forced to face dark demons from his past?
It’s a race against the clock as a dark spectre from history returns to haunt the people of this small Karoo town.
Why did he disappear? Why is he back? And what sick forces drive his twisted lust? The answers are more bizarre than anyone could ever have thought.
Spanning a historic period in South Africa, Daddy Long Legs is an epic novel that probes the depths of human depravity ... at the same time examining the ultimate value of redemption.
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About the Author
Vernon W. Baumann was born in Ermelo, South Africa. He studied at the University of the Free State where he obtained a B.A. (Hons) degree. He worked for several years as a copywriter in the South African advertising industry. Driven by a need to write, he abandoned the industry and began teaching at the University of the Free State. He now lives in Bloemfontein (Free State) with his beautiful wife, two dogs and five cats (at last count). Vernon William also published under the name Vernon W. - writing crime and espionage thrillers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of the best e-books I've read in ages. Brilliant! The plot is gripping, the characters are vivid and the writing is evocative and clipped. Its the story of a serial killer that killed a bunch of kids during the 80's in Apartheid South Africa. Then suddenly the murders stopped. Now, twenty years later, the murders begin again. Daddy Long Legs is back. Detective Human, a character that is so different to the usual hard-drinking crime thriller detective, must now solve one of SOuth Africa's oldest crimes before another kid loses his life. This book has more twists than you can shake a stick at and the ending is the biggest twist of all. The author obviously knows a great deal about serial killers. We get a really intimate picture of who this sicko is. And what drives him. This book has everything: history, thrills and spills and even romance. I seriously recommend it to any reader who enjoys a good crime thriller. Brilliant. This book should be in print!