The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch
My rating: 0 of 5 stars
The second book in The Hangman's Daughter follows the mystery behind the death of a 17th century priest. Jacob the hangman, his daughter Magdalena, and the young physician Simon follow riddles through the Priest's Corner area of Bavarian searching for the killer(s) and the motive behind the the killing of the priest and various merchants. The story follows the history of the Knights of the Templar and their possible hidden cache of treasure.
If you like the first book, you'll likely enjoy the second. I felt like we got to know the character more and I love Jacob's humor and the growing romance, tumultuous as it may be, between Simon and Magdalena. In this story, the priest's aristocratic sister comes to town and drives a wedge between Simon and Magdalena and complications ensue. I'm very much looking forward to the next book.
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