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For Lovers of Police Procedurals.
on November 7, 2016
In 1963, thirteen-year-old Allison Carter disappears from an isolated Derbyshire village. For young George Bennett, the detective assigned to the case, this is his first major investigation. He meets up with resistance from the locals and struggles to find a murderer in the absence of a body. Many years later, as he is telling his story to a journalist, he stumbles upon the truth of what had really happened all those years ago.
This is the first Val McDermid book I have ever read, but it definitely won't be the last. A true storyteller, she has the ability to evoke time and place and knows how much to reveal, and when. I was completely drawn in throughout the entire book.
While the final revelation wasn't a shock (I had considered it a possibility from early on), it was still gripping to watch how the characters discovered the truth.
If you are a lover of police procedurals, A Place of Execution is among the best