The first book i've read by Mo Hayder not to feature her detective character Jack Caffery, although the location of this book (Bath) is only 12 miles away from the base of Caffrey (Bristol), i know the author stays in this area but potential crossover?
Hanging Hill focuses on two estranged sisters, Zoe the detective and Sally the single mother of 16 year old Millie.
A girl from Millie's school is found brutally murdered and Zoe is investigating, whilst Sally has found a part time cleaning post for a local pornographer with possible links to people trafficking in Kosovo.
Separately, these women become involved in the tangled investigation that occurs after the murder. They each have to make dangerous decisions and work together to try and keep themselves and those that they love, safe from harm.
My rating was leaning towards a three but the ending deserved an extra star and after finishing Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones sprang into my mind which felt very appropriate.