The Hanging Tree by Ellery A. Kane
Some nights are best left forgotten. May 13, 1994. On her thirteenth birthday, newly orphaned Evie, witnesses a brutal attack at the hanging tree. She wakes the next morning on a bus to Los Angeles, dazed and bruised and desperate to remember. Her best friend died that night--she's sure of it. But there's no body, no crime scene, and no witnesses. Twenty three years later, the whole night is still a blur. The murderer, a faceless, nameless man. Fresh out of a stint in juvie, Butch kills a girl, strangles her. Twenty three years later, he walks out of prison a free man. But a haunted one, the ghost of his past at his heels. When another body turns up at the hanging tree--a girl, strangled--Evie is certain her lost memory holds the key. Can Butch help her find the faceless man? Or is he hiding the darkest secret of all? What readers are saying about The Hanging Tree... "This book kept me on the edge of my seat from page one, and I literally could not put it down. A thrilling read. Kane is a brilliant wordsmith, and I devoured this novel in a little under two days." --Amazon reviewer "The writing in this book is flawless. I couldn't stop reading once I started..." --Amazon reviewer "The emotions are raw, numb, awkward, and so vividly realistic...it shows the aftermath and the scars left not only on the body, but the psyche. And it reminds us there are so many different ways to cope...even though some of them are involuntary, they are definitely not all healthy." --Amazon reviewer "It's a dark intense read that had me hooked right to the end...guessing the whole way. Fantastic plot and intriguing characters. This is a must read for the fans of this genre." --Amazon reviewer About the Series...Straight from the mind of a forensic psychologist comes an addictive new series of betrayal, lust, revenge, and murder. These doctors earned their degrees from the dark side. And once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. Other books in the Doctors of Darkness series include Daddy Darkest, The First Cut, Shadows Among Us, and Lucky Girl.
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 Pages