Serpent Heart

Serpent Heart

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Ren Tachibana By rentachi Updated Feb 16

"She is twenty-nine when the FBI comes for her, but Catherine Themis was only seventeen, grieving and naive and angry, the first time she wiped someone else's blood from her fingers and felt the snake rise in her chest. She was seventeen when she stepped into the dark and never looked back."

HANNIBAL meets JOHN WICK in this psychological thriller about Catherine Themis, an overqualified civilian administrator who moonlights as "The Hangman," Dedwich City's most notorious vigilante. Violence defines Catherine's life as much as her anonymity does; no one knows or understands who she really is, not even Catherine herself. A new Federal investigation into the Hangman's crimes brings Catherine to the attentions of The Kaleidoscope, an obsessive serial killer, and Addie Lincoln, an atypical FBI agent hunting her violent alter-ego. Catherine's life and stability begin to crumble as the investigation continues, and if she wishes to survive, Catherine must decide which identity to embrace. She must either reclaim her fading humanity and help the FBI capture The Kaleidoscope, or abandon it entirely and allow The Hangman's violence to consume her once and for all.

[[2019 Watty Winner - Mystery & Thriller]]