The Hanged Man – Simon Kernick, Century – out Wednesday THRILLER fans know they are in safe hands with bestselling Kernick. And his latest has enough breakneck action and suspense to be a real page turner.
In this sequel to The Bone Field, which also works as a stand-alone read, the remains of seven women are discovered in a remote house.
There’s a return for DI Ray Mason, a likeable detective who is none too fussy about acting within the constraints of the law.
In the best tradition, he is haunted by personal demons.
Mason is joined by his equally driven girlfriend and hard-as-nails former cop Tina Boyd in the hunt for a crucial witness who can blow open a murderous conspiracy.
Delivered in short, punchy chapters, it races along from a TAKE steps from car park at Mottistone Estate, Isle of Wight, to Mottistone Gardens entrance. 1 Leave churchyard by south gate, right into Ridget Lane, right on BS74 track towards Manor Farm. Take style on left before farmyard. 2 Stay on BS74. After pond, bear left. Follow boundary. Right at T-junction, bear left before trees, keep wood on right. 3 Take path over bridge, stile and meadow. Cross another stile. Left on to Military Road. 4 Turn right along verge. Pass two cottages and cross road and stile opposite. Over wooden footbridge, follow field edge to corner stile. Cross that and next field. 5 Turn left, take path through gate. At footpath sign through left-hand gate follow field edge to corner. Through gate, over Military Road, to way back to Mottistone. Nationaltrust.org.uk.