From Amazon: Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman's Daughter--the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter, Oliver Pötzsch--a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.
I absolutely loved this book. It was quite the page-turner! Honestly, the plot was even more intriguing than the description implies. The town's hangman Jakob works together with the town's young physician Simon to find the murderer.
The story alternates third-person POV between Jakob, Simon, the town clerk, the unknown murderer, the man who hired him, and a few other characters.
I was able to figure out the identity of the man who hired the killer before it was confirmed in the book, but not until a few chapters before the reveal. I like a mystery that drops multiple clues. I suspected a few different characters at first, but eventually the clues came together.
I almost wish I weren't doing the reading challenge so I could immediately start the sequels, but I'm still excited about branching out and trying new books!