A Penny for the Hangman

A Penny for the Hangman

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER * In Tom Savage's chilling novel of suspense, an ambitious reporter is beckoned to an island paradise for the story of a lifetime. But this scoop might just be the death of her.

Fifty years ago, on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, two teenagers born to privilege were convicted of slaughtering their parents in cold blood. Today the men are free and a Hollywood movie has been made about the murders. For Karen Tyler, an eager New York journalist, the case is irresistible. She has been invited to the Virgin Islands for an interview that's too good to pass up . . . and sounds too good to be true.

Karen packs her bikini and her digital recorder and follows an ingeniously designed trail that leads her to a wealthy, mysterious figure. The man claims to be one of the notorious boys, but Karen soon learns that all is not as it seems. On this isolated utopia of sun and surf, a young reporter far from home fights for the truth--and for her life. Because the shocking secret behind the infamous atrocities has remained hidden all these years. And the killing isn't over yet.

Praise for A Penny for the Hangman

"Tom Savage spins a web of suspense into this tale of far-off climes, interweaving letters, newspaper accounts, and diary fragments for a pulled-from-the-headlines feel. In Cold Blood meets 'The Most Dangerous Game,' A Penny for the Hangman is a predator-and-prey chase that takes the reader to a tropical paradise, and reveals the steaming underbelly it hides." --Jenny Milchman, award-winning author of Cover of Snow

Praise for Tom Savage

"Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out, and it shows on every page." --James Patterson

"Tom Savage is becoming a master of the high-speed thriller." --Michael Connelly

"Tom Savage is a very gifted writer who creates living, breathing characters, wonderful dialogue, and mesmerizing tension." --Nelson DeMille

"Savage writes with fierce energy, piercing holes in the shredding fabric of our society, where no one is safe, no one is free from harm." --Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2014.
ISBN: 9780804178204
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Apr 22, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the slaying of 5 people brings the case back into the limelight and Rodney Harper and Wulf Anderman have another slaughter planned.

Journalist Karen Tyler has been invited to and exclusive interview with a Mr. Huxley who promises to reveal new information about the 1959 crime. The situation spirals out of control and Karen finds herself trapped on an island with a madman.

The action keeps coming and plot twists created thriller suspense scenes that made it hard to put this book down.

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