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A Place of Execution Audiobook

A Place of Execution

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Publisher's Summary

In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, 13-year-old girls didn’t just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder.

Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well - a child herself when Alison vanished. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.

©2001 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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    kevinplee@hotmail.com Nottingham, England 15/11/2016
    kevinplee@hotmail.com Nottingham, England 15/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "By 'eck it were good"

    The author is a legend and this is more evidence of their greatness. The narrator has done a spectacular job of bringing the story to life ....and the story, well, I think you should give it a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathie Dalliwall 13/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A good thriller"

    Enjoyed this story and was a good listen, giving an insight into life in remote villages of northern England

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  • Kathy
    Gillingham, United Kingdom
    18/12/15
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    "'Nice'"
    Would you try another book written by Val McDermid or narrated by Paddy Glynn?

    I would try another book by Val McDermid as the story jogged along quite well, although I had worked out the twist really early on. However, I found the narration a bit hurried.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the story being set in 2 time frames was good, particularly as the earliest time frame brought back many memories of my youth. the least interesting was that the reveal was pretty obvious very early on.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration sounded to hurried.


    Was A Place of Execution worth the listening time?

    just about


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cypher
    6/12/15
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    "Another great book from Val"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Place of Execution to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book but cannot fault my enjoyment of the audio reading. As with all of this author's books you are quickly gripped by the story and whisked away. The characters are well written and have great 'human' flaws. I would recommend to any reader of this genre as it is a cracking story and well worth trying a Val McDermid book.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A.Connor
    28/12/15
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    "enjoyed lots of it a bit & bits of it a lot!"

    'bear with the first 1/3 or so of this one..I found it slow & one-dimensional & uninteresting. After that though, McDermid gets into gear & things do become interesting! I'd recommend.

    PS- from very early the 'whodunnit' in this story is obvious but that's ok - it's intriguing to sit back & listen to McDermid's plot.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    8/03/16
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    "Good book overall"

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. Excellent narration and some great twists. Especially liked the way it combined real events into the story.

    Have never listened to anything by this author before but I will now.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S M Walsh
    28/01/16
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    "Gripping stuff"

    I loved the details- I could see and feel the dales as I was listening

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    26/03/16
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    "A great book"

    I really enjoyed this - a great twist to bring it forward in time. The characters were excellent and I felt great empathy with them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adrienne
    Cambs
    23/03/16
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    "excellent ... just what I expect from Val McDermid"

    an excellent plot with indepth characters...my only disappointment was I guessed what was happening early on in the story...but it was good to be proved right too! Perhaps I should turn detective! The narration was spot on - Definitely worth the listen...you won't be disappointed

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • izzy123
    13/09/15
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    "Great first read !"
    Would you listen to A Place of Execution again? Why?

    In the distant future I'd read it again.


    What about Paddy Glynn’s performance did you like?

    Very good narration, good voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was a griping book, couldn't stop listening to it !


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first Val Mcdermid book I've bought, although I have seen all of the Tony Hill dramas on TV. It was an excellent story, I will be buying more of her books in the near future, can't wait to get another one !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs W.
    25/01/16
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    "Superb!"

    Very well crafted and sensitively performed! Could not put it down and would listen to another book by author! Also enjoyed the reading very much, moving at a good pace but not hurried or without empathy!
    All round excellent!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Happy Grandma
    26/05/16
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    "Another Val McDermid masterpiece"

    Fantastic story. Couldn't put it down. Think Val McDermid is a genius. Thanks to her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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