Wake Not the Hangman

Historical Fiction by Deborah Leigh  ~


“…palpable atmosphere and…seat-gripping suspense scenes. Energetic and spirited storytelling make this…an entertaining read.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…thrilling…. Engaging from the start, Leigh pushes the story forward with exciting force, particularly with her crisp, clean sentences that shine with vivid detail. With great perception, Leigh masterfully develops her characters…with honest reflective writing…. Heartbreaking, nerve-wracking, and triumphant at times, Wake Not the Hangman is a deeply satisfying novel.” – San Francisco Book Review

“…a fast-paced read with a lot of action…” – Apex Reviews

A “Notable 100” Novel for 2015 – Shelf Unbound Magazine

“Leigh’s Wake Not the Hangman is a piece of historical fiction that draws from a number of unfortunate realities that were quite prevalent in the 19th Century—specifically virulent racism and sexism as they existed within a family structure and in the community.” – University course syllabus

A Darrow Publishing – Juris book  | 312 print pages

Make Wake Not the Hangman your next book club pick!

Explore issues of family, domestic violence, non-familial bonding, teen’s in need of role models, criminal justice, human rights, and love as a lifeline.

Looking for a jumping off point for your book club discussion? Take a look at the author’s READER’S GUIDE, which is also available at the end of the e-book and at the back of the print edition, for convenience and easy access when your book club members gather to discuss the book. ♠

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