The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

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.

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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