The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree

by Ellery A. Kane


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ISBN-13: 9780692053591
Publisher: Ellery Kane
Publication date: 03/03/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 593,974
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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The Hanging Tree (Doctors of Darkness, #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
In Evie’s thirteenth birthday she witnesses her best friend, Cassie killed at the Hanging Tree. But she wakes the next morning on a bus, battered, and not completely sure of what happened. It’s been 23 years and she still doesn’t really know who killed Cassie. Now she works as a therapist for sexual predators and still wants to know what happened. So she starts hitchhiking in the same area to jog her memory but finds more than what she expected. When Butch was a teenager her lost his family and inherited a large amount of money. But without guidance he ends up killing a girl and goes to prison for it. Of course he regrets every day and is afraid that the prison shrink is right and that he will kill again. Thankfully he is out and manages to save Evie from a bad situation. Together they might just be able to solve the mystery of who the faceless man is. So I loved Daddy Darkest and couldn’t wait to see what was in story with The Hanging Tree. Although this is the same series, it can be read as a standalone book. I feel bad for Evie since she knows something bad has happened to her best friend but she can’t remember what and who did it. Although she has moved on with her life she has decided on drastic measures to try and jar her memory. Thankfully Butch is there to help in her moment of need. This is a great thriller that has to guessing at who killed Cassie and the other woman found recently. Of course I was wrong with my guess and I have to say the ending completely threw me. I’m still trying to figure out if I really liked it or not. But this is a great story and can be read as a standalone in the series. I also LOVE the cover, so eye catching. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Neesie315 More than 1 year ago
On her 13th birthday, Evie witnesses the murder of her friend Cassie under a tree. But, years later, she can't remember any of the details. Was Cassie really killed or was it her imagination? Butch Calder was a troubled young man, turning to violence and drink after the tragic death of his entire family. He starts dating a beautiful young socialite, Gwen, and tries to impress her with a fast car and lies. Another pivotal character is the evil pimp/drug dealer, Trey, who killed Evie's mother. He has haunted Evie's sanity for years. Evie is now a noted psychologist, working with recently released sex offenders by day and searching the backroads by night for the man she saw kill her friend. All of the characters become entangled in each other's lives as the story progresses. Many years after the original events, their meeting again will change all of their lives. This is a deeply disturbing psychological thrill ride from the very beginning. At times, you want to grab a character and give them a good shake because you know nothing good is going to come from their actions. Evie seems to be on the road to destruction, just like her mother, by putting herself in danger trying to find the mysterious man of her nightmares. The story moves at a fast pace, the characters are well-developed and memorable, and darkness pervades the entire book. Even the ending comes out of left field and leaves you wondering. Ms. Kane has done an excellent job and I look forward to reading more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to put it down, and at the same time I was nervous about what was going to happen next. Great read, can't wait for the next one.