A Place of Execution (CompactDisc)

Author: McDermid, Val

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Publisher Brilliance Audio
Mfg Part# 9781441840592
SKU 215654021
Format CD
ISBN10 1441840591
Release Date 9/5/2010
"Val McDermid...generates not suspense, exactly, but curiosity and, finally, whiplash surprise. Her focus is on the inner lives of her policemen as they come to terms with bottom-of-hell horror and grave error."
"Val McDermid's elegiac study of a heinous crime and its aftermath...is very much in the Jamesian mode, both in its inventive use of the devices of detection and its mournful view of murder as a moral reckoning."
"[P]ossibly the most ingenious mystery I've read... [S]tarts out as a classic English police procedural, then ventures, in the last one hundred pages, into something like pop metafiction, providing a startling new angle on everything that has gone before. It knocked the wind out of me."
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Annotation Deep in Derbyshire, a young girl disappears while walking her dog in the woods. A rookie detective is assigned to the case, and must ferret out the truth in a small, inbred, closely guarded community.
Editors Note 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 her town, an insular community that distrusts 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, and an outcome which reverberates through 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 re-investigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A PLACE OF EXECUTION is a taut psychological thriller that 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.
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 8
Publisher Brilliance Corporation

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