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Duncan Cochrane wanted to be governor... until the murder of his daughter six weeks before election day.
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Shots Magazine says: "...a compelling picture of the Windy City when it was still in thrall to the mob and its own unique political machine."
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When Duncan Cochrane's daughter is murdered, the candidate for governor can only focus on finding her killer.


As the police i
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Published August 22nd 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Timothy Ward
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A governor's race and murder mystery in 1978 isn't the norm for my genre reading coziness, but this one became quite cozy as I rushed through to the end to find the killer. Strong use of the time period in setting and character was enhanced as we felt the main character's pressures from society and family in his attempt to balance winning an election while solving the mystery of a lost loved one. I was glad to see in the end that this will be a series because I'm excited to experience another st ...more
Ferne Miller
Bored with this book. It sounded like it was going to be a suspenseful store, but I'm halfway through and couldn't care less about any of the characters.
Sarah Rohrs
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a gripping story that pulled me right in the very first page, and kept me guessing and on my toes to the very end. It is a fast-paced, engrossing political thriller and mystery featuring Duncan Cochran, a candidate for the governor of Illinois, a pleasingly complex character with a good moral compass but challenged with flaws and various short-comings. As if running for the top Illinois seat is not enough, Duncan and his family face grief and devastation when they find their daughter mur ...more
Amanda Barbee
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
They tell me you are wicked by David Hagerty is an interesting read for me because I generally don't do the political crim stuff. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed this story very much. The writing style was something I had to get used to but I did enjoy it.

The characters were very well developed. There was drama within the story but not so much that it took away from the main story line. Well done Hagerty! Well done. This is one that I would definitely recommend to others that
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Clary Tepper
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! It grabbed hold of me on the first page and didn't let go until the very end. Well-written, suspenseful and made me think (about the choices we make as parents, among other things) long after the book was over. Looking forward to the next book.
Stacey
May 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first book in the Duncan Cochrane series left me with indifference as to whether or not to continue. It's the story of a working class man attempting to enter the world of politics only for tragedy to strike his family. Although well written, I struggled to be entertained by the political story line and was disappointed with the story of the murder. It was obvious early in the story as to whom the killer was and disgraceful that the outcome was what one would expect in todays' politics - nam ...more
Agnes Muscoreil
Duncan Cochrane is running for Governor of Illinois. . . then his daughter gets murdered six weeks before the election. Now he is more intent on catching her murderer than he is on chasing his political dream. But he soon discovers that his best chance of finding the murderer may be from his campaign podium - fighting crime becomes his prime focus, and is winning him lots of voters in this corrupt state. But sometimes you are better off not knowing, as he will soon learn. A fascinating look at C ...more
Eilean Rawson
I received this book through Voracious Readers. Duncan appeared to be a good person at the beginning of this book. The murder of his daughter was a terrible blow but did not prevent him contuing with his political ambitions. By the end of the book he had become a politician. His daughter's death was less important gthan keeping family secrets in case his followers found out. He is not yet actually corrupt but I gather there are other books coming and if it follows the pattern of this, he will be ...more
Robyn
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only*

I was unsure about this book at first as it isn't something I would typically read.
However, I am pleasantly surprised, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

It is well-written and suspenseful without being outrageously over-the-top as some other suspense novels are.

I look forward to reading the rest of the series!
Margaret
I received this as a free read from Voracious Readers Only. It was a good choice!

The story line reminded me of a real life story that happened in this timeline, but not to the same office in this state.

It definitely brought all the characters to life - what happens in the background to very public matters! They were personable. You wanted to know what they were thinking, what choices they would make.

I recommend this book, especially if you enjoy the old Chicago politics.
Johanna
Aug 13, 2020 rated it liked it
very different from my usual reads!
the book provided an interesting insight into the corruptness of american politics from the perspective of someone who ordinarily would not be extremely affected by the decisions or lack thereof from politicians. however, with the murder of his daughter, he (albeit for personal reasons) obtains an urgency to win the election so as to receive justice for his daughter.

the murder mystery portion was gripping and had me enthralled right until the very end.
Stephanie Outlaw
Aug 13, 2020 rated it liked it
The overall book had a good story that pointed out how people may come about their political views. It wasn't my style of book. I am not a fan of political novels but I am glad that I gave it a chance as a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only. I struggled to read it despite the very entertaining and exciting ending. I believe that if you like political stories this would be right up your alley.
Lesley
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Surprisingly a really good read! Hagerty developed great characters, a well-paced story, and an interesting mystery. I wasn't surprised by the ending but it wasn't how I thought it would play out. Would highly recommend for an easy and entertaining read.
Tami
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good murder mystery! This book pulls you in right from the start, I couldn’t put this book down , I had to find out who the killer was! Great book and a must read for any mystery lover! I received a review copy from voracious readers
Lisa
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Written by a colleague, the first of this mystery series is a fun read. The narration brings the reader into Chicago politics, specifically the back story of a Chicago politician. There are twists and turns that keep the pages turning, and a true surprise at the end.
Jackie
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary review ebook from the author via voracious readers only.

A must read book, I was hooked from page one and couldn't put it down The characters are strong and believable, I felt as though I was in the story with them. I can't wait to read other books in the series.
Anna Collier
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author through Voracious Readers in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a twist in their plot line.
Catherine Pageault
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful thriller. The plot has many twist and turns and is incredibly hard to put down once you start reading. Follow Duncan running for governor while also been confronted with family drama and secrets.
Ivon Chappell
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eleonora
A gripping story, placed in a particularly fragile period in American history and wonderfully written. Sadly, I picked the culprit just from the beginning , so no surprises there.
Jacquie
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book, can’t wait to read more books from this author. I received a complimentary copy of this book through Voracious Readers Only.
Myra Mcculloch
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A free book from Voracious Readers thank you

A well written story of family trials and tribulations on personal and professional front.
A great twist to end...Thank you
Geneviève Fontaine Séguin
Good suspense book. A little slow in the middle.
Caroline
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, but felt the ending was too quick.

Duncan was a likeable lead character
Adria Twyman
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well written, and suspenseful. A whodunit wrapped in a political drama.
Hannah
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
They Tell Me You Are Wicked was a really good murder mystery. I loved the plot twists and turns and how it kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not put this book down. It was full of suspense and was very engaging. The characters were well developed and relatable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good murder mystery.

Duncan Cochrane wanted to be governor, or rather his wife wanted him in office because she never thought she could make it herself. W
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Isis Ray-sisco
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
They Tell Me You Are Wicked by David Hagerty is a good political crime thriller. It's the first book in the Duncan Cochran series. I found it to be engaging. There are some twists and turns that I was not so sure about but they ended up working well. I did guess the "who done it" before the big reveal though. It did not make the book any less enjoyable though. The characters were believable and well developed. Some were likable while others were just ok. I found some of the decisions made by the ...more
crimethrillerhound.co.uk
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first in the new ‘Duncan Cochrane’ series is a murder mystery come political thriller. Reminiscent of the TV show BOSS, we follow the Windy City’s electioneering and political manoeuvring as the race to be the next governor of Illinois hots up.

The Cochrane family are a complex bunch. Duncan’s wife seemingly more politically driven than he is, his son a troubled rebel, and his daughter struggling to come to terms with the event that rocks the Cochranes at the start of the book when Lindsay,
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Kevin Grady
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading "They Tell Me you are Wicked" by David Hagerty, and was quite impressed. The characterization was quite good, especially that of the protagonist, Duhcan Cochrane, CEO of a sausage company, husband, and father, who's running for the office of Governor. The premise was believable, the pacing was good, and, if you have spent any time in the "Windy City," the story's setting, you will enjoy the author's knowledge of Chicago's diversity as the story unfolds. Clearly, the autho ...more
R.Z.
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Duncan Cochrane is running for governor of Illinois, not because he wants to, but because his ambitious wife Josie feels that she could never win such an office herself because she is a woman. Shortly after his political campaign begins, someone enters their lovely home and murders their younger daughter Lindsey. Who killed his daughter and why? Should he continue his campaign or not? These are the questions Duncan asks himself. The emphasis on details of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, and the st ...more
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