Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Hangman's Daughter

I've been plugging away at this book for a couple weeks, now, and finally just went to the last chapter to find out what happened.  I couldn't get into it. 

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.


Rebecca said...

I just wrote about this book on my blog and had similar thoughts. I did finish it, but it wasn't worth the while. I like your blog! :)

Darlene said...

Hey I really like the looks of your blog - awesome!

I saw this book for Kindle but I wasn't sure it was for me. After reading your thoughts I'm glad I didn't download it.

I'm so glad you had such a great time with Kylie! I bet she's getting to be a big girl already - the apple of grandma's eye!

Have a great week Linda!

Canada said...

At first I thought this book was going to be about vampires and demons, but it wasn't at all. It's a great murder mystery and a fast read. The characters are very likeable and I love the time period.