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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: When the Musics Over by Peter Robinson

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from William Morrow, 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,  all opinions are my own.

This is another book that comes out in a couple of weeks, 
but I wanted to make it it's on your waiting list now!

when the musics over cover


Two women. Two crimes.

The first is a poet claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country’s national treasures. And the second is a girl found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out.

For Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured—if he can bring her assailant to justice.

For Detective Inspector Annie Banks, the lifeless young woman poses a baffling mystery—a mystery that will lead her into the unlikeliest of places, interviewing the unlikeliest of suspects.

Emotionally resonant and ingeniously plotted, When the Music’s Over begins a new chapter for Banks—and shows Peter Robinson at his tense, triumphant best.


I have to admit when a new Inspector Banks book comes in, I can't hold the anticipation! I have to put aside whatever I'm reading, no matter how grand, and get at least 3-4 chapters in, to whet my appetite so to speak, before going back and finishing the other book, and then coming back to it with glee! This time was no different- I was reading 3 different books, but still had to dip into the book! I shouldn't be surprised, after all this is the 23rd book in the series, and I've done it on every one after the first I read!

This was a great read, with Banks having to solve a VERY cold case, as well as a modern one at the same time, while learning to 'let go' and let his team do their job he trained them for! Sometimes a hard lesson to learn! Having one victim record her take of the events in a journal helps to give the victims a voice against Banks' lead, and makes for a very interesting study of contrasts of both character and time. Which is why it is fitting to have this book on History Thursday as well! The modern spin on human trafficking is nicely handled, giving the reader a true understanding of how innocent girls can easily get swept up in it. All together the book is a tale of contrasts, yet similarities, and how somethings never seem to change, yet they do. If you haven't read any of the series before, this is a great way to get your feet wet, before going back and starting at the beginning!

About the Author:

One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson grew up in the United Kingdom, and now divides his time between Toronto and England. The bestselling, award-winning author of 23 books in the Inspector Banks series, he has also written two short-story collections and three standalone novels. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in The Library Award, France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, Sweden’s Martin Beck Award, and the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award.

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