the hanging tree

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
the hanging tree – even the darkest of secrets deserve and audience.

sandra stewart and her daughter are brutally murdered in 2006. stephen stewart, her husband, is wanted in connection with their deaths, having disappeared on the night of sandra’s murder.
why has he returned eight years later?
and why is he systematically slaughtering apparently unconnected people?
could it be that the original investigation was flawed?
detective inspector peter graveney is catapulted headlong into an almost unfathomable case. thwarted at every turn by faceless individuals, intent on keeping the truth buried.
are there people close to the investigation, possibly even within the force, determined to prevent him from finding out what actually happened?
as he becomes ever more embroiled. he battles with his past, as skeletons in his own closet, rattle loudly. tempted into an increasingly dangerous affair with his new detective sergeant stephanie marne, graveney finds that people he can trust, rapidly diminishing.
but who’s manipulating who? and as he moves ever closer to the truth, he finds the person that he holds most dear, threatened.
graphically covering adult themes ‘the hanging tree’ is a relentless edge of the seat ride, exploring the darkest of secrets and the lengths people will go to keep those secrets hidden. culminating in a horrific and visceral finale, as graveney relentlessly pursues it to its final conclusion.

“even the darkest of secrets deserve an audience.”

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Submitted: October 25, 2016

PROLOGUE     JUNE 1992 The man leans against the back of his van. In front of him, a freshly dug grave containi... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: October 28, 2016

Chapter Two. Comes after Chapter one and directly before Chapter Three! Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: October 28, 2016

Chapter 3 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: October 30, 2016

Chapter 4 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter five

Submitted: October 30, 2016

Chapter 5 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Six

Submitted: October 30, 2016

Chapter 6 of 28. Enter Stephanie Marne! Read Chapter

Chapter Seven

Submitted: October 30, 2016

Chapter 7 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Eight

Submitted: October 31, 2016

*WARNING* This chapter contains adult material of a sexual nature. Read Chapter

Chapter Nine

Submitted: October 31, 2016

Heather Read Chapter

Chapter Ten

Submitted: November 01, 2016

CHAPTER TEN     OCTOBER 2006 Sandra Stewart was gathering together the breakfast things. Stephen, her husband o... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven

Submitted: November 03, 2016

CHAPTER ELEVEN     Graveney had arrived into work at 08.00 wanting to get started early. He'd reluctantly left Loui... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve

Submitted: November 03, 2016

Chapter 12 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: November 03, 2016

Chapter 13 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Fouteen

Submitted: November 05, 2016

CHAPTER FOURTEEN     SEPTEMBER 2014 Marne parked her car away from Jones’ flat but within walking distance to... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: November 05, 2016

Chapter 15 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: November 06, 2016

Chapter 16 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen

Submitted: November 06, 2016

Chapter 17 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen

Submitted: November 07, 2016

Chapter 18 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Ninnteen

Submitted: November 07, 2016

Chapter 19 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty

Submitted: November 08, 2016

Chapter 20 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter TWENTY-ONE

Submitted: November 08, 2016

Chapter 21 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two

Submitted: November 09, 2016

Chapter 22 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three

Submitted: November 10, 2016

23 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Four

Submitted: November 12, 2016

Chapter 24 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Five

Submitted: November 12, 2016

Chapter 25 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Six

Submitted: November 13, 2016

Chapter 26 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Submitted: November 14, 2016

Chapter 27 of 28 Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Submitted: November 14, 2016

Final Chapter Read Chapter


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