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The Hanged Man

Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Hanged Man by Simon Kernick, read by Paul Thornley.

From Sunday Times best-selling author Simon Kernick comes the thrilling second instalment in The Bone Field series. Featuring DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd.

A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered.

A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers.

A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life.

So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do.

For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn....

©2017 Simon Kernick (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Lia
  • 17-12-2019

Book 2 The Hanged Man

Hugh Manning is on the run. Not from the police but associates who are ruthless and will stop at nothing to ensure their empire is safe. He knows too much and greed has put him in this position. He fled his home after they targetted his wife and then moved on to his neighbour. He went on the run with limited money (taken from his home a day later) and his neighbour's car. Amazingly he had not been found in his neighbour's house.

The people and events behind this unfold. A very powerful and a menacing group of people, with many secrets will do anything to escape capture and for them to be able to carry on.

The Bone Field killings were infamous. Bodies and remains were found at a Welsh farm and the true horror was still unfolding. Working out who they were is a long and drawn out process. The fact that they were not listed as missing persons doesn't help.

Two sets of police are slowly putting the clues together. Undercover offices chasing drug dealers is one strand of the story. Policemen Ray Mason, and his partner Dan are trying to find out who Mr Bone is. A reputation for assassinations proceeds him and he is a difficult man to catch.

The pace is fast and very exciting. No time to be bored at all as every page and chapter moves forward. This is a great listen and the characters, although not exactly nice, are well described.

Paul Thornley was very good with the delivery of the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-2019

Finish the damn book.

Finish the damn book. So annoying that it is a chapter and not a book.

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  • Salter
  • 27-11-2017

Simply Fantastic....!

I put The Hanged Man on pre-order having finished the superb The Bone Field. As the second part of this brilliant murder mystery/chase, I wondered whether it could live up to the first instalment. I was certainly not let disappointed.
I can't recommend this one enough. Make sure you listen to The Bone Field first though, the story won't be the same otherwise!

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  • Mouta_2000
  • 03-01-2018

Wow

Wow one of the best Simon kernick books to date , and as you probably know he has written some crackers . Paul thornley superb as always .

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  • OctaviousJames
  • 31-12-2017

Great stoty

Thoroughly enjoyed the story, well written and well narrated. I have listened to the series and look forward to the next one.

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  • Jo
  • 10-12-2017

Bit disappointed!

I didn’t find this book as compelling as the previous ones and actually listened to others in between!
I almost felt that the author had also got bored with the story and just ended it...will this be the last of Ray Mason?
Brilliant narration as usual by Paul Thornley

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  • Woodster
  • 06-12-2017

A MUST READ 📕 OR LISTEN 👂🏼

Simon Kernick at his best, great story and plot and made better by the narrative of Paul Thornley ( the king 🤴🏻 of audio books).....a must listen ....👍🏼👍🏼

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  • Lindsay
  • 20-12-2017

Excellent 2nd episode ending in a sad cliffhanger

Masterful fast paced thriller, psychopaths at every turn and a major plot twist very well
prepared and delivered. I look forward to the next episode. Will Ray and Tina get back together? Certainly hope so; I have always thougt that Tina is very similar to Chris in
Cagney andLacey but not as promiscuous! I must thank Simon for giving me many hours
of pleasure,I have read all his books and he never fails to succeed in satisfying.

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  • Mrs.
  • 07-12-2017

Gripping

This one was worth every penny. Damn it though, this had better be a trilogy.

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  • Trevor Ambler
  • 06-12-2017

Great series

Really like this series, very well written and very well read. Looking forward to the release of the next episode. 5 stars all round.

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  • J. Shields
  • 08-01-2018

Great addition to the bone field series,

Not one of Kernicks best but a good fix for any fans out there and a good continuation of the bone field series, Ray Mason is a great new character and worth following for sure

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  • claire norton
  • 03-01-2018

Another cracking book!

Another fantastic book by Simon Kernick 👍 Keep them coming I need to know what happens next! 😀

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