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Friend of the Devil

Friend of the Devil

The seventeenth instalment in the Number One bestselling DCI Banks series

When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case.

Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale’s market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall – until she reaches a breakthrough that spins her case in a shocking and surprising new direction, one that also involves Banks.

Then another incident occurs in the Maze which seems to link the two cases in a bizarre and mysterious way. As Banks and Annie dig into the past to uncover the deeper connections, they find themselves also dealing with the emotional baggage and personal demons of their own relationship.

It soon becomes clear that there are two killers in their midst, and that at any moment either one might strike again.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 4th September 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568444

Reviews

Classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation
Observer
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present, providing two strands of tension for the price of one, and further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops.'
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
Peter Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries, and this one does not disappoint
Daily Telegraph
Robinson once again puts his skills to work in a police procedural that grips like pliers
Independent on Sunday
'Brilliantly evokes the time of British psychedelia ... as well as being a terrific contemporary crime novel.'
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
Readers will be on the edge of their seats
Publishers Weekly
'Two riveting, equally interesting crime novels in one'
<i>Telegraph</i>
Watch for those twists - they'll get you every time
Ian Rankin
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