Stunning new psychological thriller from Britain's most exciting crime writer, the award-winning Val McDermid -- 'Compelling and atmospheric...a tour de force' -- Minette Walters Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, ...Read MoreStunning new psychological thriller from Britain's most exciting crime writer, the award-winning Val McDermid -- 'Compelling and atmospheric...a tour de force' -- Minette Walters Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale, a small-inward-looking community which has little contact with the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, an outcome which reverberates down the years. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological suspense thriller that uniquely explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know. A monstrous tale of deception, the technique of the telling is the greatest deception of all.Read Less
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This book was recommended from the cannon of Val McDermid's work. I wasn't disappointed and could identify still with the rural locations.
It is a cracking good read that is really 2 books in one, at no extra cost. If you like detective fiction you'll enjoy this classic police procedure and subsequent court case.
The subject matter is dark but is somewhat a journey of self discovery.
It is a book you'll be pleased you picked up and sad to put down! However in the process you will have changed ; hopefully a little for the better.
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