Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Hangman's Daughter
It takes place back in the 1600's in Austria. Jacob Kuisl is the hangman for the city. A young boy turns up dead with a devil's mark on him. The townspeople suspect witchcraft and arrest the midwife since the boy had been hanging around her. Jacob believes she is innocent and enlists the help of his daughter and the local doctor to prove her innocence.
I found there was too much about the town and the government and not enough about the hangman's daughter.
I don't give up on a book very often but, occasionally, it happens and I don't feel guilty about it. I just go on to the next one and hope it's better.