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The only thing missing and never really found is Alison Carter… An incredible stand-alone volume from Val McDermid. Aug 26, Deb Jones fo it it was amazing.

Author McDermid takes this true life case and weaves her story into such a compelling tale of unanswered questions, piles of red herrings and an ending that will honestly knock the air out of even a seasoned mystery-lover.

LOL My one quibble: The main characters were well-developed and engaging, but we spent an excessive amount of time with each of them and their thoughts. Lists with This Book. Plwce noun meaning killing. A truly disturbing page-turner, one of the best by Ms McDermid. I read it slowly so as to savour each chapter. Paperbackpages.

What appealed to me was the background to the book. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The almost minute-by-minute detail of the early stages in the investigation fully wraps the reader into the story and the leading characters. It nearly killed him. When an author doesn’t have to worry about introducing a main mcderid as someone the readers will want to love and follow, she’s free to do some extraordinary things with the plot.


A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

Jun 25, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: Not only will his revealed secrets disgust most readers, the way in which he eventually becomes his own worst enemy will leave you breathless. Published September 17th by St.

I can’t remember when I have ever been so totally engossed in a story especially the second time through! Yet that doesn’t end the story, as the third section presents a twist to vao read to that point.

It puts it head and shoulders above most of the many mysteries that I have read. The usual protocol ensues but there comes a dramatic turn of events many years later. It was as though I was there, a passive character observing, hearing, trying to work it all out and solve the mystery this brilliant author has set out before me as I turned one page after the other. Sep 11, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down.

It was very long in the neighborhood of Moby Dick. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I often like Val McDermid’s books, but this one not so much.


This was my first Val McDermid book and after this plan to read more. Welcome to the fictitious English village of Scardale; a remote farming community with families so inter-related that by o time Alison Carter went missing, the very second she disappeared, every single man, woman and child of that tiny village knew exactly what had happened.

A Place of Execution

Bennett can hardly find a moment to exectuion home, relax, and see his wife. Jump forward 35 years and the author weaves a further tale that will hold you captive. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Bennett makes it his mission to find the killer, and continues to pursue the case. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I appreciate a writer who understands the importance of tea! I read a lot of mystery series, and I had forgotten how refreshing it can be to read a stand-alone crime novel –especially a well-crafted one.