By Val McDermid
Iciness 1963: little ones have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have all started. On a freezlng day in December, one other baby is going lacking: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her city, an insular group that distrusts the skin global. For the younger George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it's the starting of his such a lot tricky and harrowing case: a homicide with out physique, an research with extra lifeless ends and closed faces than he'd have present in the anonymity of the interior urban, and an end result which reverberates over the years.
Decades later he eventually tells his tale to journalist Catherine Heathcote, yet simply while the booklet is poised for book, Bennett unaccountably attempts to drag the plug. He has new info which he refuses to disclose, new info that threatens the very foundations of his life. Catherine is compelled to re-investigate the previous, with effects that flip the area the wrong way up.
A Greek tragedy in glossy England, a spot 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 expectancies on their head and reminds us that what we all know is what we don't understand.
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A Place of Execution by Val McDermid