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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

In a remote countryside lane in North Yorkshire, the body of a young girl is found, bruised and beaten, having apparently been thrown from a moving vehicle.

While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 15-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is faced with a similar task – but the case Banks must investigate is as cold as they come.

Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused at the centre of a historical abuse investigation and it's Banks's first task as superintendent to find out the truth.

While Annie struggles with a controversial case threatening to cause uproar in the local community, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence, and as each steps closer to uncovering the truth, they'll unearth secrets much darker than they ever could have guessed . . .

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2435 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (14 July 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016IOF8SA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

More than a police procedural……

 on 24 August 2017
By Jane Baker
Yes it’s a novel but it’s also a treatise on race relations as well as other social issues as perceived by Banks and it’s not too difficult to buy into the results of this exploration of grooming, sexual and drug abuse with the problems ensuing from Political Correctness and a timidity in confronting these issues. It is a thinly disguised evaluation of the Saville case as a basis with an extension into human suffering and the impact of these issues on families which becomes a vicious circle with sins of the fathers/mothers having a role in this perpetuating culture. Sinead Moffatt, Mother of Mimosa is unable to be anything approaching Earth Mother, so the whole scenario of neglect and negligence continues. I’ve read all this series so Banks has his own very clear persona in my head. A little long-winded in parts but so much food for the brain here – is plurality and the celebration of diversity a myth? Is there co-existence or just a pretence?

Great crime story writer now indulging in his love for music too much

 on 21 August 2017
By Mr Farnaby
I’ve read all of the Peter Robinson Inspector Banks novels. Really enjoyed them over the year but I’m now finding them less enjoyable. Far too much focus on the music that Bank’s enjoys. I know the writer is indulging his own love of music but for me it is becoming too much of an indulgence and distracting from the story. I end up flicking over these paragraphs and getting annoyed at it all!

Superintendent Banks (23)

 on 18 July 2017
By Bill
Up to the minute topical, accurate and depressingly realistic story line . Not sure if TV producers will dare to make a version of this novel. Very good read and very insightful of how restricted the police are in their fight against crime.

As normal a great story well written

One person found this helpful.
 on 11 April 2017
By Amazon Customer
As normal a good story well told,the characters grow and move on,Banks is a complex character who is nothing like the tv portable of him,

Another brilliant page turner

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 on 9 May 2017
By seanroyle1
Peter Robinson just gets better and better. Every time you read one of his books there is a twist after 22 books the twist should be obvious but isn’t

Enjoyable read

 on 23 September 2017
By contad
Good plot, really enjoyed it after the disappointment of some of his more recent books, although still not quite of the quality of the earlier books

GREAT STORYLINE. THANKS

 on 9 October 2017
By Sonia Carrington
A well written an tight plot, executed in the way that only Robinson can. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and the descriptions were superb. Thanks
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