The superb new psychological thriller from Britain's most controversial crime writer mixes fiction with one of the most symbolic and exceptional moments in recent history. 1984, Fife: Heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant and her baby son are kidnapped. ...
The ransom payoff goes horribly wrong. She is killed while her son disappears without trace. 2008, Tuscany: A jogger stumbles upon dramatic new evidence that re-opens the cold case. For Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie, it's an opportunity to make her mark. But it's an opportunity that comes with a high risk price tag. 1984, Fife: At the height of the politically charged national miners' strike, Mick Prentice abandons his family to join the strike-breakers down south. Labelled a blackleg scab, he might as well be dead as far as his friends and relatives are concerned. 2008, Fife: A young woman walks into a police station to report Mick Prentice missing. And since Karen Pirie's already immersed in 1984, another inquiry with a cold trail ends up on her desk. Past and present intertwine in a dark novel of psychological suspense that explores the intersection of desire and greed.
bookshelves: published-2008, tbr-busting-2014, mystery-thriller, winter-20132014, britain-scotland, fife, fraudio, cold-case, politics, families, period-pieceRead from January 26 to February 03, 2014Description: Karen Pirie is the newly appointedbookshelves: published-2008, tbr-busting-2014, mystery-thriller, winter-20132014, britain-scotland, fife, fraudio, cold-case, politics, families, period-piece Read from January 26 to February 03, 2014
Description: Karen Pirie is the newly appointed Deputy Inspector of the Cold Case Unit, and her first investigation takes her 25 years into the past to the national miners' strike. At the time, a kidnapping gone wrong left a small boy missing, but new evidence suggests he might still be alive. As Pirie delves deeper, she realizes the boy's disapperance may be linked to another cold case involving a missing miner.
Having secured a few McDermid titles, I seemed to have kicked off with the wrong one, 'A Darker Domain' held scant interest; nowhere near 'A Place of Execution'.
Was wanting a KAPOW and reaped a fizzle.
Still, it kept me company whilst administering tea, biscuits and aspirins to the sick and needy; dear M has a serious bout of ::Man::Cold::
TR The Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #1) TR The Wire In The Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2) 3* The Distant Echo 4* A Place Of Execution 3* A Darker Domain 3* Clean Break 2* Village SOS