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Summary

The thrilling 25th instalment in Peter Robinson's number one best-selling Banks series, in which Banks and his team find themselves with two suspicious deaths.

A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why?

Meanwhile a man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants - and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.

©2018 Peter Robinson (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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DIRE

I have many of the Inspector Banks audible books and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one is far from his best. I thought I was listening to a music catalogue. He comments on the music in the pub, in the car, a suspect looks like a young Joan Baez, now it’s Russian poetry. If you are trying to turn Banks into Morse. Don’t. The story was weak, dragged out and at times boring. In the next one let him run of with Zelda and buy a music store. Retire. This book is going back.
So disappointing.

Lizzie

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Another excellent Banks.

Another excellent story, Peter Robinson never disappoints. The reintroduction of an old adversary is perhaps the prelude to the next novel?

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entertaining

yet another fantastically great listen. leaves one waiting in keen expectation for the next book. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Excellent

One of Robinson’s best to date. Am guessing there is to a sequel as it left us guessing about one the plot lines.

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  • sally earl
  • 10-08-18

Not as good

I have read all the DCI Banks books and loved every one of them but this one disappointed me. I figured out the plot very early on in the book so it was all a bit “ho hum” and there is far too much reference to his music. I got sick of hearing about what he was listening to and what he was drinking. Just not up to his usual standards in my opinion. Will it stop me listening to his books. ? No way but hope the next one is more gripping.