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By Val McDermid

On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular neighborhood that distrusts the surface global. For the younger George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it's the starting of his such a lot tricky and harrowing case--a suspected homicide with out physique, an research with extra lifeless ends and closed faces than he'd have present in the anonymity of the internal urban, and an consequence that reverberates during the years.

Decades later Bennett ultimately tells his tale to journalist Catherine Heathcote, yet simply while the e-book is poised for book, he unaccountably attempts to tug the plug. He has new info that he refuses to expose, new info which threatens the very foundations of his life. Catherine is pressured to reinvestigate the prior, with effects that flip the area the other way up.

A Greek tragedy in glossy England, Val McDermid's A position of Execution is a taut mental mystery that explores, exposes, and explodes the border among fact and phantasm in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectation on its head and reminds us that what we all know is what we don't comprehend.

A position of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times ebook Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for top Novel.

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I’ve to go to Scardale,’ he said. ‘Shh,’ his wife admonished him crossly. ’ ‘Alison Carter’s gone missing,’ he added, spitefully closing the living room door behind him and hurrying down the hall before she could react. And react she would, he knew only too well. A missing child in Scardale was far too close to home for Longnor not to feel a chill wind on its neck. George Bennett followed Sergeant Lucas out to the yard where the cars were parked. He’d have far preferred to travel in his own car, a stylish black Ford Corsair as new as his promotion, but protocol demanded he climb into the passenger seat of the liveried Rover and let Lucas drive.

Obviously, I’m going to be late. ’ ‘You push yourself too hard, George. It’s bad for you, you know. If you’re not back by bedtime, I’ll make up some sandwiches and leave them in the fridge so there’s something for you to eat. They’d better be gone by the time I get up,’ she added, her scolding only half teasing. If Ruth Hawkin hadn’t reappeared on the stairs, he’d have told Anne how much he loved the way she cared about him. Instead, he simply said, ‘Thanks. I’ll be in touch when I can,’ and replaced the receiver.

The arena was no sports field, however. In the eerie light of the moon, George could see fields of rough pasture rising gently from the road that bisected the valley floor. Sheep huddled together against the walls, their breath brief puffs of steam in the freezing air. Darker patches revealed themselves as areas of coppiced woodland as they drove past. George had never seen the like. It was a secret world, hidden and separate. Now he could see lights, feeble against the moon’s silver gleam, but strong enough to outline a straggle of buildings against the pale limestone reefs at the far end of the dale.

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