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  • A Place of Execution

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Paddy Glynn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,237 ratings)

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Summary

In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, 13-year-old girls didn’t just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder.

Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well - a child herself when Alison vanished. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.

©2001 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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Everything About This Book Was 5*!

I loved this book.
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This is a book that I would highly recommend. The best so far in my audible adventures!
I'm not going to tell or indicate the story. Suffice to say, if you like, novels, detectives and a mystery, you should love this!

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Very enjoyable

I selected this book without too much expectation but I have to say I enjoyed it immensely, just the right level of suspense and really liked the characterisation. Definitely worth a listen

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The most gripping book imaginable

Absolutey gripping story, excellent writing, well developed characters and the best ever narrator.
I've read many reviews saying a book is gripping and been disappointed. This one certainly didn't disappoint and absolutely over delivered on every level. I would have never in a million years read a crime book but this didn't make me feel in any way put off like I had imagined. I am a convert now. This book will is a must.

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Excellent

Fantastic story, compelling characters, twists and turns.
I really enjoyed this book and the narrator has a very calming voice, making it easy to concentrate on and lose yourself in the plot.

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The wicked story.

A great novel, keeping me wondering told by an believable mysterious voice, amazing ending, brilliant.

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The one I recommend to friends

After all these years, still the finest thriller I've ever read. It draws you in chapter after chapter, appalls without exploiting, and still shocks at the end. even stronger second time round.

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a leek good mystery

this has all the elements of a good story and I did not know the end or able to work it out well read and atmospheric my second book by this author I will read more

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Brilliant

Recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller. To find a great twist without realising was brilliant couldn’t wait to get to the end but didn’t want it to end. Brilliant!

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Great story deliciously put together

I've struggled at the beginning but with every chapter I was more curious and attached to the plot thinking about it in every moment of my day. It's great book and I definitely recommend it.

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Best Thriller in a long time!

Loved this book. Hard to put down. What a journey! I need a cigarette now and I don’t even smoke!

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