A Place of Execution

A Place of Execution

Val McDermid


On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular neighborhood that distrusts the surface global. For the younger George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it's the starting of his such a lot tough and harrowing case--a suspected homicide with out physique, an research with extra useless ends and closed faces than he'd have present in the anonymity of the interior urban, and an consequence that reverberates during the years.

Decades later Bennett ultimately tells his tale to journalist Catherine Heathcote, yet simply whilst the publication is poised for booklet, he unaccountably attempts to drag the plug. He has new info that he refuses to reveal, new info which threatens the very foundations of his life. Catherine is pressured to reinvestigate the previous, with effects that flip the area the other way up.

A Greek tragedy in glossy England, Val McDermid's A position of Execution is a taut mental mystery that explores, exposes, and explodes the border among truth and phantasm in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectation on its head and reminds us that what we all know is what we don't comprehend.

A position of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times e-book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for most sensible Novel.

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