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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Ron Keith Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date:
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Peter Robinson is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and London Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inspector Alan Banks series, as well as a winner of the 2001 Anthony and 2001 Ellis Awards, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére. Close to Home traverses the difficult landscapes of a painful past—and an uncertain future for Inspector Banks. Two fifteen-year-old boys are lost, and the circumstances of their disappearances seem oddly parallel save one detail. The first boy disappeared and was presumed dead thirty-five years ago. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Chilling.”

    Dennis Lehane

  • “Working with themes of lost youth and the dark secrets hidden in small towns, Robinson delivers in this thirteenth Banks novel a police procedural of remarkable human depth.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “There's a fair amount of action and lots of suspense…Along the way, Robinson probes more abstract ideas: the illusory nature of nostalgia; the dark, secret lives of small towns; middle age; and the oft-lamented challenges of going home again. This satisfying and subtle police procedural has a little bit of everything.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Robinson again shows himself to be as astute a writer as P. D. James as he examines the myriad faces of guilt.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tonia | 2/17/2014

    " It was a fairly pretty good read.. although I didnt like how the ending was!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/13/2014

    " Good read--good topic--not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Hulstine | 2/8/2014

    " This was the first Peter Robinson novel I've read and I'll be reading more. I loved all the Britishness - someone's always eating fish n chips or meeting a mate for a beer at the local pub. It seemed pretty clean, also but that may be because the British cuss words are foreign to me. Telling someone to "bugger off" just doesn't sound that bad! Ha. Much of the story covers British culture and music of the mid-60s, which I found interesting. It was enjoyable looking at it thru British eyes, rather than just an American perspective. Inspector Banks dredges up old memories when the bones of one of his old school friends is found. The boy's murder investigation parallels a modern investigation of a missing 15 yr old. The book has a lovely melancholy tone as the author delves into the ghosts of the major characters - Banks has recently divorced and his ex is expecting a baby with her new hubby; Annie remembers being raped; Michelle's emotions are raw over the death of her daughter. I liked how the main characters had a strong moral center in the midst of police and civil corruption. I love finding a new author that I like, especially one who's written a series of books! New things to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/7/2014

    " keeping 2 plots going, one current, one cold case was done very well! "

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