A Place of Execution

executionA Place of Execution
by Val McDermid
2000 / 486 pages
Read by Paddy Glynn 14h 34m
rating A- / crime

I’ve heard this is a classic as well as being a multiple award-winner and I can see that.  I wish I’d read it when it came out, though – maybe the structure and the substance of the crime would have been more shocking,  (I think that was the intent.)  That said,  I enjoyed the book.

The frame story is set in 2001 or so with a journalist, Catherine Heathcote,  who wants to write a true crime book about the 1963 murder of Alison Carter, a pretty 13-year old girl who lives in a rather backward village in England.  >>>>MORE>>>> 

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