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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9780061579592
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Two murders . . . two towns . . . two determined cops . . .

One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled.

On loan to a sister precinct, Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot draws the first case, but she turns up nothing in Karen Drew's past that might have prompted someone to kill her. Meanwhile, in the Hayley Daniels murder, Chief Inspector Alan Banks has suspects galore.

Then a breakthrough spins Annie's case in a shocking and surprising new direction, straight toward Banks. Together they must search for two killers who could strike again at any moment, with bloody fury.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Banks and Cabbot are flawed but empathetic heroes, and readers will be on the edge of their seats as the two explore not only the depths of human depravity but also their own murky relationship.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Bestselling author Robinson once again engages readers with the thoughtful characterizations that make his novels unique…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “As usual with Robinson, the characters are beautifully drawn, the frequent conflicts sharply etched.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Simon Prebble is an astounding narrator of dialogue…Clever plot, excellent narration.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of theAudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/20/2014

    " Cozy read....same characters and case returns within new....in fact, if one had not read these in order I wonder how it would read..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 2/15/2014

    " I usually enjoy reading mysteries that involve the same detective - in this case Inspector Banks. However, in this book there were too many characters and cases happening simulanteously that I found it confusing. The cases were intertwined but it lost me along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 2/7/2014

    " Another great read by this author. This is a really good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Hobson | 1/30/2014

    " A follow-up to another in this series. Dark, grim. For the reader who has already read several in the Banks series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/21/2014

    " as always Robinson delivers - why UK writers seem so good writing interestinjg characters in mystery books is beyond me but Robinson, Rankin just do it every book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes | 1/20/2014

    " Powerful story of man's inhumanity to fellow man. Robinson writes in a manner that makes you not want to put down the book and not want the story to end. with this series he can continue until Banks can go no more. Must read more by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/1/2014

    " I am going to read more of this author. I enjoy the English murder mysteries. Very good with the characters. I could see the murdered lady in the wheelchair on the cliff. Did the young policeman have to die? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancye | 1/1/2014

    " I enjoy Peter Robinson's mysteries, but this was too gory for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/19/2013

    " Really enjoyed another Banks and Cabot story. I love watching them grow and change as the books go by. Not as suspenseful as some others in the series, but good police work. Also love the "Britishisms" and to track down some of Banks' music. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/6/2013

    " Seems to be standard now to have two inquiries going on but so far it has worked and I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allie | 7/6/2013

    " Robinson's latest thriller in paperback, it seems rushed and ill-conceived. There are too many coincidences, too many pat answers, too simple a conclusion. I was not satisfied and I hope for better from Robinson's next novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Chambers | 3/6/2013

    " Another one I thoroughly enjoyed, I am really into the Inspector Banks books, so far haven't thought a lot to the TV version of the stories but they might get better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne Young | 12/21/2012

    " I've been a fan of the Inspector Banks mysteries, but was disappointed in this one. Too much concentration on repeating the gruesome details of the crimes. Heavy emphasis on personal issues of both Banks and Cabbot, I thought. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Conneely | 11/11/2012

    " Excellent although I had seen series on TV last year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/20/2011

    " A woman in a wheelchair killed and left at the edge of a cliff ties in with a murdered young woman in an isolated town where the two murders seem to have no links. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 6/2/2011

    " The DCI banks series are quality mysteries. I'm enjoying them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bart | 5/2/2011

    " Really good. I likesd this book a lot, especially because of the prominence in it of Annie Cabot, a longtime peripheral character who is more center stage here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 3/1/2011

    " The first paragraph of the book is driving me crazy! I have to figure out who the girl is and what happened to her! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 2/20/2011

    " I've read others by this author that I enjoyed more. This one felt disjointed; I kept thinking I may be reading a sequel since he kept referring to events from a past case. There was no indication of that, though. It just didn't hold together well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bertha | 1/4/2011

    "
    I was very disappointed with this book. I was looking forward to another great Inspector Book mystery. I only read half of the book. I found it wordy. The book had two story lines and by the middle of the book I didn't care who the murderers were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryle | 12/24/2010

    " I enjoyed the book and the characters. Robinson had me wanting to read more and having lots of crimes solving going on, you had to keep up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kstewart5362 | 12/18/2010

    " Loved this book; reminded me of Elizabeth George's writing in that the large cast of characters are so well-developed, you feel as if you know them at the book's end. The mystery takes place in Yorkshire and is evocative of the place; the dialogue is spot-on and believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 11/19/2010

    " A woman in a wheelchair killed and left at the edge of a cliff ties in with a murdered young woman in an isolated town where the two murders seem to have no links. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 10/26/2010

    " Another one I thoroughly enjoyed, I am really into the Inspector Banks books, so far haven't thought a lot to the TV version of the stories but they might get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bart | 10/11/2010

    " Really good. I likesd this book a lot, especially because of the prominence in it of Annie Cabot, a longtime peripheral character who is more center stage here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 10/4/2010

    " Recommended by a friend. Liked it very much. My first by this author, but probably not my last. I don't think I could do several of his in a row, but for interesting pageturning with little or no slowing down, it was well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 9/15/2010

    " The first paragraph of the book is driving me crazy! I have to figure out who the girl is and what happened to her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 9/5/2010

    " I am going to read more of this author. I enjoy the English murder mysteries. Very good with the characters. I could see the murdered lady in the wheelchair on the cliff. Did the young policeman have to die? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 5/10/2010

    " Wrap=up from a previous grisly case. Hope Banks finds a new woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/1/2010

    " I've been a fan of the Inspector Banks mysteries, but was disappointed in this one. Too much concentration on repeating the gruesome details of the crimes. Heavy emphasis on personal issues of both Banks and Cabbot, I thought. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 4/16/2010

    " Detective Banks tries to solve the murder of a young woman, and Annie looks for the killer of a quadriplegic. The cases eventually come together, while Annie and Detective Banks try to sort out their relationship. Great story, and the reader is terrific. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/24/2010

    " A little difficult because it takes place in England, but once you get used to the different language, it's actually a pretty good book "

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About the Author
Author Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is the author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, among them a Best Book of the Year from Publishers Weekly, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Page Turner of the Week from People. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers. His books have won numerous awards, including the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.