The Hanging Wood
Now his sister, Orla Payne, who never beli ...more
The apparent suicide of troubled, alcoholic Orla Payne is somehow linked to the disappearance of her brother Callum some 20 years earlier, followed by the suicide of her Uncle Phillip.
The novel is set in the beautiful, rugged countryside of the Northern Fells around Keswick, Ambleside and Derwent Water. The ...more
A young boy went missing many years ago. His troubled sister never stops looking for her vanished brother even though others find her obsession distressing and even a sign of mental illness. She meets a young man who might have the key to unlock her past but is he helping or hurting her? She breaks into her estranged, bitter father’s farm, falls into his grain silo and dies. The interplay between upper and lesser classes plays out. Seemingly the only thing ...more
A young teen disappeared twenty years before, his uncle committed suicide, and the conclusion was that the uncle had interfered with the boy and then killed him. That is the phrase they would have used at the time and it blurs what may have happened. The boy's younger sister eventually left the district but has now returned and tries to make the polic ...more
I always learn something new with each of these novels. In this one, I learned about residential libraries, and 99 ice cre ...more
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The story revolves around the unsolved case of missing teenager Callum Hinds, twenty years before. It begins with the apparent suicide of the Callum’s sister, Orla Payne, in bizarre circumstances, resulting in Hannah Scarlett and her cold case team being given the opportunity to delve afresh into ...more
I’m also finding the relationship between Hannah and Daniel a bit frustrating as the will they won’t they plot is getting a bit boring.
I will read the next one and hope I engage with it more easily from the start.
Yet again Martin takes you on a journey, not always the comfortable first class trip, but sometimes a bumpy, rough, basic trip, through the different characters along the road that becomes the lake district mysteries.
THE HANGING WOOD is the fifth book in the series by Martin Edwards which is set in the Lake District of England. This is a story about families and how any number of commandments can be broken in 264 pages.
Orla Payne has returned to the Lake District, the place where she grew up and where her family has very strong ties. Twenty years before, when Orla was seven years old, her fourteen year-old brother, Callum Hines, disappeared without a trace. An extensive search was mounted but the ...more
It's a story about teenager Callum Hinds who went missing and his Uncle was suspected of having killed him. This caused the Uncle to kill himself. Twenty years later his Sister Orla comes back to the Lake District to find out what happened to her brother as she doesn't believe that her Uncle would have harmed her brother. She speaks to Hannah at the Cold Case team asking for her brother ...more
The strength of Edwards writing is not so much in the storyline as the way the characters are fleshed out and developed. The landed gentry having to marry into new money to keep the ancestral home in the family. Treading.