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Broken Ground Karen Pirie. The same tale was told from several different perspectives and time frames vxl often a good thing, but not in this case. Now at last she began to understand why her elderly relatives clung so tenaciously to every precious moment, even if it was riven with pain.

He has new information that he will not divulge, and that threatens the very foundation of his existence.

Feb 16, Bookguide rated it really liked it. Police Detective George Bennett, who handled the case of the missing, in all probability, murdered, 13 year old girl, let this case so take over his life, that years later, strange new information causes him to have a heart attack that almost kills him. However, in A Place of Execution, I found myself spellbound with characters, setting and plot.

It was written with no particular style, exdcution characters who all sounded alike. In the first section, set in the early s, a teenage girl disappears from a small English village and the police investigate. It deals with some disturbing issues – view spoiler [ specifically exeution abuse hide spoiler ] – in a frank manner.


It’s December and a mother frantically calls the police, reporting her thirteen-year-old daughter, Alison Carter missing. View all 12 comments. We may not know what he buys when he goes shopping or what record he pl I read a lot of mystery series, and I had forgotten how refreshing it can be to read a stand-alone crime novel –especially a well-crafted one. Simply taking out all the gradually more intrusive and always pointless references to searching for cigarettes, finding them, lighting them up, dragging in the vak, sighing it out, contemplating the smoke, feeling grateful for the relief and pleasure, sharing them with others, stubbing out the butt, lighting another, would have saved an easy 50 pages.

It puts it head and shoulders above most of the many mysteries that I have read. Harpercollins; Reissue edition Language: Aug 26, Deb Jones rated it it was amazing.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, this not a “cozy”. I know the in the 60’s smoking was the norm but the constant referencing to them was too much.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. These unfortunate murders were dubbed the Moors Murders and the world, for a brief time, became enthralled and at the same time horrified.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with plxce warranty. I could almost see the dale surrounding the hamlet of Scardale with its grey cottages and the village green, the pastures with the grazing sheep. The amazing twist at the end which was the only reason I stuck it out was not amazing in fact it was one of the two possibilities I had foreseen early in the cal and it was dragged out over 20 or 30 pages.


He said that he thought rereading books was very helpful in really understanding the story.

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But now mccdermid she was about to lose it, this life suddenly seemed very desirable. I sympathized with DI Bennett, whose shifty, ‘cover-his-ass’ boss made sure to keep placw distance from the investigation, in case it went sideways.

After hearing that, I happen to come upon my copy of A Place of Execution and decided to reread it. This was the case that stayed with the young Inspector for the rest of his life. I could almost feel the warmth in the kitchen of the manor house and the freezing cold, dull weather outside.

He insists that Heathcote withdraw the book from publication, but offers no specific reasons.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And what a twist it is which of course I will not reveal here. Ha sido uno de esos libros que hacen que, mientras lees, lo vayas visualizando como si estuvieras viendo una buena serie de TV.

In this book, it seemed cigarettes could be a character. Wrong publishing date 3 85 Feb 13, What appealed to me was the background to the book.