Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense

Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense (Mass Market Paperback)

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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's award-winning novels have been named a Best-Book-of-the-Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner-of-the-Week by People magazine. Robinson was born and raised in Yorkshire, but has lived in North America for more than twenty-five years. He now divides his time between North America and the U.K.

Praise for Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense…

“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.”
-Washington Post

“Suspenseful and engrossing.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Lots of suspense...richly complex...satisfying and subtle.”
-Publishers Weekly

“So readable....”
-Seattle Times

“Highly readable... [Robinson is] one of those first-class storytellers.”
-National Post

“Robinson again shows himself to be as astute a writer as P.D. James.”
-Library Journal

“An exhilarating police procedural.”
-Midwest Book Review

“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted...entertained me with every twist.”
-Nevada Barr

“Cunning....authentic and atmospheric.”
-The Independent (London)

“Robinson, actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
-Otto Penzler

-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

“Engrossing...seamlessly plotted.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“A winner....Returning to the world of Alan Banks is, as always, a pleasure.”
-Boston Globe

“Robinson spins and intricate 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.”
-Tampa Tribune

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061031097
ISBN-13: 9780061031090
Published: Avon, 02/01/2004
Pages: 464
Language: English