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Past Reason Hated

The 5th DCI Banks Mystery
Narrated by: Simon Slater
Series: Inspector Banks Novels, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Hanging Valley

It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. 

Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence.... 

©2018 Peter Robinson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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It’s a little outdated

I’m hanging in there with DCI Banks in the hope that the stories mature and female characters aren’t just sexy or harridans but humans .......here’s hoping.....

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Past Reason Hated

The problem with this is the actors voice. when he is reading female dialogue all the characters sound the same. They sound like Les Dawson so it is hard to take it seriously. The story is bland and in the end one doesn't care who dunnit. unfortunately all the DSI Banks have the same narrator. The voice and intonation is so important.