By Val McDermid
On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular group that distrusts the skin international. 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 useless ends and closed faces than he'd have present in the anonymity of the interior urban, and an end result that reverberates in the course of the years.
Decades later Bennett eventually tells his tale to journalist Catherine Heathcote, yet simply whilst the e-book is poised for book, he unaccountably attempts to drag the plug. He has new info that he refuses to expose, new details which threatens the very foundations of his life. Catherine is pressured to reinvestigate the earlier, with effects that flip the realm the wrong 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 recognize.
A position of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times e-book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for most sensible Novel.
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He stared out of the window at the moonlit fields lining the Ashbourne road, their rough pasture crusted with hoarfrost, the dry-stone walls that separated them almost luminous in the silvery light. A thin cloud crossed the moon and in spite of his warm coat, George shivered at the thought of being without shelter on a night like this in so inhospitable a landscape. ’ He took out his cigarettes and offered one to the sergeant, who shook his head. ‘I won’t, thanks, sir. I’m trying to cut down. Scardale’s what you might call the land that time forgot,’ he said.
He’d have got there eventually, but not as fast as Grundy. Ruth shook her head. ‘She’s not. But if Alison had had an accident, Shep wouldn’t have left her. She’d have barked, but she wouldn’t have left her. A night like tonight, you’d hear Shep anywhere in the dale. You’ve been out there. ’ ‘That’s why I wondered,’ Grundy said. ’ asked the ever-practical Lucas. ’ Lucas asked. Ruth nodded. ‘Black blazer, maroon cardie, white shirt, black and maroon tie and maroon skirt. She’s wearing black woolly tights and black sheepskin boots that come up to mid-calf.
My God, George thought, it’s like a canyon in a Western. We should be wearing stetsons and riding mules, not sitting in a car. ‘Just round the next bend, Sergeant,’ Grundy said from behind, his breath bitter with tobacco. Lucas slowed the car to a crawl, following the curve of an overhanging pinnacle of rock. Almost immediately, the road ahead was blocked by a heavy barred gate. George drew his breath in sharply. If he’d been driving, unaware of the obstacle, he’d have crashed, for sure. As Grundy jumped out and trotted to open the gate, George noticed several paint scrapes in a variety of colours along the rock walls on either side of the road.
A Place of Execution. by Val McDermid