Hangman is Jack Heath’s adult debut, to be unleashed in 2018. It will be published in English, French, German, Russian and audiobook format. The television rights have been optioned by the ABC network in the USA.
A 14-year-old boy vanishes on his way home from school in Houston, Texas. His frantic mother receives a disturbing ransom call. Hours before the deadline, the FBI still has no leads.
Enter Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases. But he also has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden…
‘Jack Heath’s Hangman is a perverse, twisted take on a crime novel—and I loved every page of it. What a rarity to find a thriller as dark as a Palahniuk and as compulsively readable as a Patterson. Two well-chewed thumbs up for Hangman.’ —Gregg Hurwitz, NYT-Bestselling author of Hellbent
‘Jack Heath’s writing grabs you by the throat, gnaws on your bones, and washes it all down with a hefty dose of funny. Sick, twisted, violent, and oh so good. In Timothy Blake, Heath has created a one-of-a-kind character. I hope.’ —Emma Viskic, internationally bestselling author of And Fire Came Down
‘Wild and original, HANGMAN stamps a high and bloodied mark on this dark genre. Hannibal Lecter will be adding Jack Heath to his reading list.’ —Ben Sanders, internationally bestselling author of American Blood
‘Jack Heath is set to be the next Matthew Reilly.’ —Tara Moss, internationally bestselling author of Assassin
‘Learn this kid’s name, read his books. He’s someone now, going to be much more someone later.’ —Michael Grant, internationally bestselling author of Gone
‘Think of the worst thing you can imagine, then go darker. And weirder. If the end days are upon us then this is a book whose time has truly come. A bulletproof thriller, a mesmerising dissection of aberration and shame and an astonishing, addictive page-turner, Hangman will blow your mind. Chuck Palahniuk rewrites Dexter with a godalmighty twist that will take your breath away. Welcome to a new kind of crime hero and a world where nothing is as it seems. You might want to look away but you won’t be able to resist.’ —Jane Palfreyman, publisher of The Slap, The Natural Way of Things and Hangman.