The worst that can possibly happen . . . has.
A beautiful child is dead--defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred. But Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt--because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.
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The novels of Peter Robinson are:“chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art.”
“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.”
“Complex and intelligent.”
-London Sunday Times
“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.”
-Time Out London
“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.”
“Different and intriguing.”
Peter Robinson is:“a gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.”
“a skillful writer…”
“absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune
“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.”
-New York Times Book Review
“This one is entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.”
“Suspenseful and engrossing.”