Close to Home (Inspector Banks Novels #13) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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The past returns to haunt Chief Inspector Alan Banks in this harrowing novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.

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 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.

Master of suspense Peter Robinson once again delves into the human psyche to reveal what leads some to commit murder in this compelling, unforgettable thriller.

Praise For…

“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: 9780061031090
ISBN-10: 0061031097
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: January 27th, 2004
Pages: 451
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels