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Publisher Description

The twenty-fifth instalment of the Number One Bestselling DCI Banks series

'The master of the police procedural.' Mail on Sunday

'Robinson is prolific, but with each book he manages to ring the changes.' Guardian


The body of a young local student is found on a lonely country road. Initially the evidence points to suicide, yet she didn't own a car and she didn't even drive. So how did she get there, where did she die and who moved her?

Meanwhile, a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the nearby wild moorland. He is carrying no identification. The post-mortem indicates that he died from injuries sustained during the fall, but what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

As the trail gets colder, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old and dangerous enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants.

Crime & Thrillers
July 26
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

DubaiDai ,

Careless love

One of Banks’s poorest stories.
Basic investigation took up 90% of book and read like an administration process.
In the end the conclusions of the story were weak and I was glad to reach the finishing post.
Sad really as I have read all of the Inspector Banks books and have become a big fan.
Hoping the next book contains a little more excitement and surprises.

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