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By A Customer
This review is from: A Place of Execution (Paperback)
I have read all of Val McDermid`s thriller books-the Carol Jordan/Tony Hill books and "Killing The Shadows", which I enjoyed, but to me this was the best.
The story starts off with the disappearance of a girl in the sixties in a very close and isolated community, the police investigation, the trial and then brings us to the present day to a truly stunning conclusion.
My only criticism is that there may seem to be rather a lot of people introduced in the early part of the book, but do not be put off by this. There is plenty of time to become familiar with the important ones, and although there may be some repitition at the trial stage, it is well worth the build-up to one of the strongest and most suprising endings of a book that I can ever remember. When so many books are enjoyable, but are let down by a weak ending, this is one book that does not disappoint, and has to be one of my all time favourites.