The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Synopsis:
When a child turns up gruesomely murdered, the midwife is accused as a witch, and the local hangman must turn up the real culprit or else torture and execute his innocent friend.

Review:
The Hangman’s Daughter seems to be one of those books that everyone is talking about, probably because the price on Amazon is so low.

I enjoyed the historical detail from 17th Century Germany but the plot really let me down. It became a rather run-of-the mill thriller of the kind that doesn’t particularly interest me. I loved the characters and the world but found myself rushing through the end.

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