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 neighborhood greater than thirty-five years in the past ... and scarred a guilt-ridden pal forever.A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman again right into a previous he may well by no means actually put out of your mind irrespective of how desperately he attempted. A heinous crime that happened too on the subject of domestic nonetheless has its grip on leader Inspector Alan Banks -- and it 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 hectic them might rate Banks even more than he ever imagined.
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He was a good-looking kid, Michelle noticed, perhaps a little feminine, soft and delicate in his features, but he’d probably have grown up to be a real heartbreaker nonetheless. Mrs. Marshall noticed her looking. “Yes, that’s our Graham. It was taken on the last holiday he had. We couldn’t go away that year—Bill had a big job to finish—so the Bankses took him to Blackpool with them. Their lad Alan was a good mate of his. Mr. ” She paused. ” “He looks like a fine boy,” Michelle said. Mrs. Marshall nodded and sniffed.
He was standing by a grave in an old cemetery looking moody and contemplative, but his face was out of the shadows, and close enough to the camera to be useful for identification purposes. “He insisted on visiting the Père Lachaise cemetery,” Robin explained. “That’s where all the famous people are buried. Chopin. Balzac. Proust. Edith Piaf. Colette. Luke’s standing by Jim Morrison’s grave there. ” “I’ve heard of him,” said Annie, who remembered friends of her father’s playing loud Doors records even years after Morrison’s death.
They were sixteen, far too old for Banks or his friends, and they all had eighteen-year-old boyfriends with Vespas or Lambrettas. Dave left early, saying he had to go to his grandparents’ house in Ely for tea, though Banks thought it was because Dylan was getting up his nose. Steve headed off a few minutes later, taking his LP with him. Banks couldn’t remember the exact time, but he was certain that he and Paul were listening to “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon” when they saw the Ford Zephyr cruising down the street.
Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense by Peter Robinson