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Summary

Your life is in his hands. 

In the gripping new serial killer thriller from Michael Wood, Matilda Darke faces a vicious killer pursuing his own brand of lethal justice. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Helen Fields. 

There’s a killer in your house. 

The Hangman waits in the darkness. 

He knows your darkest secrets. 

He’ll make you pay for all the crimes you have tried desperately to forget. 

And he is closer than you think. 

DCI Matilda Darke is running out of time. Fear is spreading throughout the city. As the body count rises, Matilda is targeted and her most trusted colleagues fall under suspicion. But can she keep those closest to her from harm? Or is it already too late? 

©2018 Michael Wood (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A tense, nail-biting story with a truly twisted ending." (Katerina Daimond)

“An established master of the serial killer novel takes us on another dangerous journey through the streets of Sheffield. Watch out for those twists - you won't see them coming!” (Stephen Booth)

"A gritty and atmospheric thriller with more twists and turns than a hangman's knot. I loved it." (Matt Hilton)

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Tedious with a dull protagonist

Narrated like a mother reading a bed time story to an infant, it is a very lethargic listen. DCI Matilda Darke is a thoroughly boring protagonist and at times nauseating.

Could have been an interesting plot however it was “executed” with little to keep ones interest.

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Another fantastic book

What a fab book this is once again in the DI Matilda Darke series x fab narration and superbly written

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Another suspenseful thriller!

I was so excited to see that the 4th book in the Matilda darke series was in Audible and I wasn’t disappointed. Great story as usual though I guessed the killer half way through and felt frustrated that Matilda was missing the clues, however I thoroughly enjoyed it and it’s left me wanting to know more, so I’m going straight to book 5!

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  • Karenique
  • 19-07-21

DCI Matilda Darke series continues with another winner!

I’ve listened to the DCI Matilda Darke series on Audible and, as always, never a disappointment. In this police procedural, DCI Matilda Darke and her team search for a devious serial killer. You think you know who the killer is - well, think again… and again. Author Michael Wood pens another serial killer thriller, complete with mind-bending surprises and twisty turns. Narrator Stephanie Beattie, a favorite of mine, proves her vocal skills in her perfect presentation. I’m looking forward to the next one in this series. If you’re seeking a chilling and fast-paced adventure, this is for you! Granted they are not available on Audible in series order, but I’ve found no problem with that. Worth a treasured credit or the $9.93 I paid. (I pay cash for $12-$14 or so books and save my credits.) Highly recommended with 🍒🍒 🍒 on top.

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