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Close to Home (Mass Market Paperbound)
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There are human bones buried in an open field, the remains of a lost teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a community more than thirty-five years ago ... and scarred a guilt-ridden friend forever.
A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman back into a past he could never truly forget no matter how desperately he tried. A heinous crime that occurred too close to home still has its grip on Chief Inspector Alan Banks -- and it's leading him into a dark place where evil still dwells. Because the secrets that doomed young Graham Marshall back in 1965 remain alive and lethal -- and disturbing them could cost Banks much more than he ever imagined.
About the Author
Peter Robinson is the author of the Inspector Banks novels, including "Strange Affair," which was chosen as one the best books of 2005 by the "Globe and Mail," the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" and "January Magazine," and of two non-series suspense novels, "Caedmon's Song" and "No Cure for Love," "Strange Affair" has also been shortlisted for the "LA Times" Book Award for best crime fiction novel. He has also published a collection of short stories called "Not Safe After Dark," His novels have been translated into over sixteen languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the MWA Edgar, the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Martin Beck Award, from Sweden, the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and the French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He has also won five Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards.
"From the Hardcover edition."
“Refreshingly down to earth.”
-New York Times
“[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.”
-New York Times Book Review
“This one is entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.”
“Suspenseful and engrossing.”
“Lots of suspense...richly complex...satisfying and subtle.”
“Highly readable... [Robinson is] one of those first-class storytellers.”
“Robinson again shows himself to be as astute a writer as P.D. James.”
“An exhilarating police procedural.”
-Midwest Book Review
“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted...entertained me with every twist.”
“Cunning....authentic and atmospheric.”
-The Independent (London)
“Robinson, actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune
“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Praise for Aftermath“A devilishly good plotter...[Robinson’s] characterizations are so subtle that even the psychological profiler is stumped.”
-New York Times Book Review
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“A winner....Returning to the world of Alan Banks is, as always, a pleasure.”
“Robinson spins and intricate web...an excellent crime novel.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A proven master...Robinson should find a large audience for this gripping, psychologically astute tale.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Highly textured... Banks is a multidimensional figure struggling to cope with his private demons while directing murder investigations.”