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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition edition (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586204520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586204528
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.7 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Few writers in the genre today have Hill’s gifts: formidable intelligence, quick humour, compassion and a prose style that blends elegance and grace’ Donna Leon, Sunday Times

‘The fertility of Hill’s imagination, the range of his power, the sheer quality of his literary style never cease to delight’ Val McDermid, Sunday Express

‘He is probably the best living male crime writer in the English-speaking world’ Andrew Taylor, Independent

‘Reginald Hill’s novels are really dances to the music of time, his heroes and villains interconnecting, their stories entwining’ Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday

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When young Tracey Pedley vanished in the woods around Burrthorpe, the close-knit community had their own ideas about what had happened, but Deputy Chief Constable Watmough has it down as the work of a child-killer who has since committed suicide – though others wondered about the last man to see her alive and his fatal plunge into a disused mine shaft.

Returning to the town he left in anger, Colin Farr's homecoming is ready for trouble, and when a university course brings him into contact with Ellie Pascoe, trouble starts…

Meanwhile, Andy Dalziel mutters imprecations on the sidelines, until a murder in Burrthorpe mine forces him to take action that brings him up against a hostile and frightened community…

“He is first and foremost and instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift”
FRANCES FYFIELD, ' Mail on Sunday'

“A rich multi-layered novel; genuinely puzzling and satisfactorily resolved”
PHILIP OAKES, 'Literary Review'

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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Nov. 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This seems dated now because of its political relevance to the miner's strikes of the 1980's - but it is still a first rate thriller. Fast paced and dour, it can seem almost despairing at times. Hill keeps the tension humming along until the last page. A cruel but brilliant book.
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By Kate on 12 Jan. 2004
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i really liked this one. I think it is one of his shortest which meant that it kept me interested throughout and didn't drag along in places as with some of his other, longer books. The plot is pretty interesting and the characters are created perfectly so you really care about them and can relate to them. i would definately recommend this.
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As a chance newcomer to Mr. Hill and his most lifelike and vibrant characters, I was enthralled by this book, and shall certainly be ordering the rest forthwith. Good story, well spun, chillingly realistic representation of the characters, plot and atmosphere. I didn't find it dated in the least. The place may change, but the theme is timeless. Definitely recommended!
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By A Customer on 24 Feb. 2001
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Brilliant. an excellently rich, multilayered whodunnit, with interesting characters and intriguing plot. It's nice to see more of Ellie as well. She is a very interesting character, and although you shouldn't you are just willing her to take her relationship with colin Farr even further. Mainly because Hill has made him such a likeable character and you would like for Ellie to see some action. This is withought doubt one of the best books Hill has churned out 4 some time. And even tho the background of the mining industry will forever set it back in time, that doesn't seem to matter. A thoroughly brilliant book Mr Hill. Well done.
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