Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£7.70|
Save £4.69 (61%)
Empty Places (The Peter Brandt Thrillers Book 1) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Within the darkened world we follow Peter Brandt, already weary of the human condition, who must investigate his ex-wife's death, he the only one its seems that takes it seriously.
I don't give spoilers so will say that this story is fast-paced, gritty (if somewhat despondent about the lives we lead and the powers that take advantage) and well written.
Worth reading if you enjoy crime novels with extra dimension.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
In 1987, world-weary journalist Peter Brandt returns from a devastating assignment in Central America to his old beat in Palm Springs, to attend the funeral of his ex-wife, Robin. When the police stonewall his inquiries into her brutal murder, he finds himself drawn into his own investigation. In the process he crosses swords with the super-rich, corrupt cops and politicians, and a wealthy Cuban ultra-patriot whose past is suspect.
The novel has some great characters, both big and small, some poignant insights into relationships, and enough twists and turns to keep us guessing until the last page. A great read.
Empty Places is Hill’s second full length novel, his first, The Killing Depths, was published in 2012. On this occasion Hill has chosen to write in the first person, and his prose is excellent. His sentences flow naturally, his dialogue is compelling, and he has an easy style that ensures that the writing doesn’t get in the way of the story.
It’s 1987, and Peter Brandt, an investigative reporter with an international news agency, returns to his former home in the desert city of Palm Springs, to bury his ex-wife, television reporter Robin Anderson. What Brandt discovers upon his return is that Anderson has been brutally murdered, and that the local cops are less than enthusiastic about investigating the crime. Teaming up with his old friend, retired cop, Matt Banyon, Brandt sets about conducting his own investigation, and soon the two of them are drawn into a complex web of violence, lies, and corruption. The twists and turns are many, and Hill cleverly keeps you guessing until the very end.
Martin Roy Hill has done a fantastic job of telling this well-crafted and very compelling story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves good crime fiction.
Reporter Robin Anderson made a fatal mistake. She met someone in a lonely place and on her own. She had been warned by her ex-husband not to do that; but she trusted the person she was meeting. She just needed confirmation before she could file her story. She didn’t count on the drive of the person she was meeting with. The result was her death.
Peter Bryant is called back for the funeral of his ex-wife. Along with his friend and an ex-cop, Matt Banyon, he began searching for the person or persons who murdered Robin. Neither one realized just how deep the conspiracy went. Would they figure it out before they were killed?