Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

There are human bones buried in an open box, the is still of a misplaced teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a group greater than thirty-five years in the past ... and scarred a guilt-ridden pal forever.A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman again right into a earlier he might by no means really disregard regardless of how desperately he attempted. A heinous crime that happened too with reference to domestic nonetheless has its grip on leader Inspector Alan Banks -- and it truly is top him right into a darkish position the place evil nonetheless dwells. as the secrets and techniques that doomed younger Graham Marshall again in 1965 stay alive and deadly -- and stressful them may fee Banks even more than he ever imagined.

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And Mrs. Marshall and the police. As Banks leaned back in his seat and closed his eyes, he tried to reconstruct that Sunday. It would have started in the normal way. On weekends, Banks usually stayed in bed until lunchtime, when his mother called him down for the roast. CLOSE TO HOME 25 During lunch they would listen to the radio comedies on the Light Programme: The Navy Lark and Round the Horne, until The Billy Cotton Band Show drove Banks out of doors to meet up with his friends on the estate.

An astronaut or a pop star, but I’m sure he would have changed his mind about that. He was good at physics and chemistry. ” She paused. “What’s going to happen now, if you don’t mind me asking, Miss Hart? I mean, it was all so long ago. Surely you don’t think you can catch whoever did this? ” “I don’t know,” said Michelle. “I certainly wouldn’t want to make any rash promises. But when something like this happens, we do our best to go over the ground again and see if we can find something someone missed the first time around.

Gristhorpe scratched his chin. ” “Luke Armitage? Not . ” “Aye. Martin Armitage’s son. ” Martin Armitage was an ex-football player, who in his time had been one of the major strikers of the Premier League. Since retiring from professional sport, he had become something of a country gentleman. He lived with his wife and stepson Luke in Swainsdale Hall, a magnificent manor house perched on the daleside above Fortford. Armitage was known as a “Champagne” socialist because he professed to have left-wing leanings, gave to charities, especially those supporting and promoting children’s sporting activities, and chose to send his son to Eastvale Comprehensive instead of to a public school.

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