Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Review: In the Dark Places by Peter Robinson

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Harper Collins, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Once again, I'm taking you across the pond.

It seems lately that the best police procedurals are coming from Britain and France.

So think of them as little vacations, and be sure to check out this latest in the Banks series.

 In the Dark Places  cover

Synopsis:

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is back in this crackling novel of suspense, a moody and sophisticated mystery full of serpentine curves from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson.
One of the world’s greatest suspense writers returns with this sensational new novel featuring Inspector Alan Banks, hailed by Michael Connelly as "a man for all seasons."
It’s a double mystery: Two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations—a scorched van and a peculiar bloodstain in an abandoned airport hangar.
As Banks and his team scramble for answers, the inquiry takes an even darker turn when a truck careens off an icy road in a freak hailstorm. In the wreckage, rescuers find the driver, who was killed on impact, as well as another body—a body that was dead well before the crash.
Snow falls. The body count rises. And Banks, perceptive and curious as ever, feels himself being drawn deeper into a web of crime, and at its center something—or someone—dark and dangerous lying in wait.

Review:
Robinson never disappoints and he comes thru yet again! There are so many twists and turns that the reader can't help but to keeping turning the page late into the night. Once again Robinson gives us a stellar read, that picks up after Summer Rain, and finds his team once again involved with a mystery that blossoms and gets bigger with each clue found. Robinson always brings the reader up to speed on previous books, where required, and never ruins the previous story for a reader who hasn't read them. This 22nd book in the series has characters evolving and changing, and others starting to feel stuck and  complacent. The double mystery allows Cabot and Winsome to shine and show what assets to the team they are. If you love police procedurals, you need to be reading this series!

About the Author:
Among Peter Robinson’s award-winning Inspector Banks novels, there are titles which have been named "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by The New York Times, and a “Page Turner of the Week” by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and the UK.
Check out his website, and Facebook pages for more.

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