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Two Brutal Killings One Brutal Book
on 5 April 2014
Wednesdays Child the sixth in the Chief Inspector Banks series is by far and away the most brutal book in the series so far.
Banks and the team are instructed to look into the case of missing school girl Gemma Scupham who was last seen leaving the family home with two people posing as social workers. Brenda, Gemma's mother, allowed the two to take her child as they claimed allegations of abuse had to be investigated and they needed to take Gemma away for further tests. However when Gemma doesn't return the next morning panic sets in and it soon becomes clear that Gemma is the victim of kidnap.
Soon everything from Gemma's relationship with her mother and her mother's partner are being investigated and serious questions are having to be asked as to why Gemma was picked and why a mother would allow strangers to leave with her child.
Around the same time ramblers discover the body of a known criminal with ties to Gemma's step-father. Could the two cases be linked and if so can Banks put a stop to the people behind them and bring young Gemma back home to her mother before it is too late.
This was a fascinating book. A real departure for Peter Robinson in my opinion as this is by far and away the darkest member of the Banks series. True evil lurks in this book and the conclusion is both shocking and well written. All in all this is an excellent book and I would strongly recommend it.