By Peter Robinson
There are human bones buried in an open box, the continues to be of a misplaced teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a group greater than thirty-five years in the past ... and scarred a guilt-ridden good friend forever.A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman again right into a prior he may by no means actually put out of your mind regardless of how desperately he attempted. A heinous crime that happened too with regards to domestic nonetheless has its grip on leader Inspector Alan Banks -- and it really is major him right into a darkish position the place evil nonetheless dwells. as the secrets and techniques that doomed younger Graham Marshall again in 1965 stay alive and deadly -- and aggravating them may possibly fee Banks even more than he ever imagined.
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Soon he would be landing back in Manchester, and soon the quest would begin in earnest. Graham Marshall’s bones had been found, and Banks damn well wanted to know how and why they had ended up where they did. Annie turned off the B-road between Fortford and Relton onto the gravel drive of Swainsdale Hall. Elm, sycamore and ash dotted the landscape and obscured the view of the hall itself until the last curve, when it was revealed in all its splendor. Built of local limestone and millstone grit in the seventeenth century, the hall was a long, two-story symmetrical stone building with a central chimney stack and stonemullioned windows.
But that was Harrogate, not Eastvale. Which was why Annie, bored with looking over reports, mission statements, circulars and cost-cutting proposals, perked her ears up when she heard the tapping of Detective Superintendent Gristhorpe’s walking stick approaching the office door. She took her feet off the desk, as much so that Gristhorpe wouldn’t notice her red suede ankle boots as anything else, tucked her wavy chestnut hair behind her ears and pretended to be buried deep in the paperwork. Gristhorpe walked over to her desk.
He didn’t tease me or torment me. ” “Oh, I didn’t mean anything in particular. You know, just in general. ” “Not really,” said Mrs. Marshall. “Mind you, he never backed away from a fight. When we moved and he first went to school here, there was a bit of bullying—you know, the way they always like to test the new kid—but in his first week our Graham took on the school bully. ” Michelle was wondering how difficult it would be for someone to abduct and murder Graham Marshall if he could put up a good fight.
Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense by Peter Robinson