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Mcdremid fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Avl this book, all the different characters and sceneries are brought to life so vividly that as from the beginning, I felt part of the story. LOL My one quibble: It’s December and a mother frantically calls the police, reporting her thirteen-year-old daughter, Alison Carter missing. Buy the selected items together This item: She has returned from school and then gone out for a walk with her dog.

Want to Read saving…. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Val McDermid has a flare for writing things into you imagination, making it so real you can’t help but picture yourself in a dire situation. The actual story of the missing 13 year old girl is interesting on its own. Val McDermid is a Ezecution.

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

After some months, startling new evidence is found – which leads to an arrest and trial. Sep 21, Jill Hutchinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Welcome to the fictitious English village of Scardale; a remote farming community with families so inter-related that by the 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.


Has she been kidnapped? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Over many months, Heathcote finishes her research and writes the book. Following the death of Scardale manor’s longtime squire, a distant relative named Peter Hawkin becomes the new owner.

Decades later he tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when her book is poised for publication, Bennett tries to pull the plug.

A decent read, with thought provoking issues, but perhaps not what I was expecting. The Mermaids Singing Dr. This by far is one of the best mystery novels you will ever read and I give it the highest recommendation I possibly can, if I could hit seven stars I would. The plotting is strong and although it relies on some fairly major coincidences, that aspect plae the novel doesn’t feel forced. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

There is no doubt that this is one of Val McDermid’s strongest o. Book 2 is where we get the real story, and what a story it is. Catherine Heathcote is a journalist writing a book about a year-old mystery. He said that he thought rereading books was very helpful in really understanding the story. It will also give you a good picture of a tight knit group of people who prefer to handle their own problems in their own way.

A Place of Execution

Books by Val McDermid. It was pages and I felt it could have bee This book has been in my TBR group since at least I have just placce my second reading. For the young George Bennett it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: He has new information that he will not divulge, and that threatens the very foundation of his existence. Unlike many mystery novels, this one includes both the crime and police work, followed chapters covering the court case so readers discover what happens to the suspect.


I wanted to like this more than I did. Their grown son, Paul, works in the international realm and is engaged to be married. Only one major character was a former smoker, and as soon as she got in a tense situation, she took up the habit again with great and detailed mcderimd.

I became a huge fan of that show pf the BBC just knows how to do crime dramas a whole lot better than their American counterparts, Robson Green is a great actor, and at the heart executiin the show there were great stories being told.

To ask other readers questions about A Place of Executionplease sign up. She evokes s England in general and Derbyshire in particular most convincingly. Now bal I liked. Several times I was surprised, yet I never felt it was unfair, as McDermid did a masterful job of signaling when a character might be holding back, or when a character might by lying, without disclosing too much. Some people have mentioned reading it twice, so everyone is different.

The villagers shun strangers and drive out ‘wrong-uns’