Close to Home: A Novel of Suspense (Inspector Banks Novels #13) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 13 in the Inspector Banks Novels series.


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The past returns to haunt Chief Inspector Alan Banks in this harrowing novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.

There are human bones, buried in an open field, the remains of a lost teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a community more than thirty-five-years ago…and scarred a guilt-ridden friend forever…

A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman into a past he could never truly forget no matter how desperately he tried. A heinous crime that occurred too close to home still has its grip on Chief Inspector Alan Banks—and it’s leading him into a dark place where evil still dwells. Because the secrets that doomed young Graham Marshall back in 1965 remain alive and lethal, and disturbing them could cost Banks much more than he ever imagined.

Master of suspense Peter Robinson once again delves into the human psyche to reveal what leads some to commit murder in this compelling, unforgettable thriller.

About the Author


One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three standalone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and Sweden’s Martin Beck Award. He divides his time between Toronto and England.

Praise For…


“This one is entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.”
— Washington Post

“Suspenseful and engrossing.”
— Orlando Sentinel

“[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Refreshingly down to earth.”
— New York Times

“Lots of suspense...richly complex...satisfying and subtle.”
— Publishers Weekly

“So readable....”
— Seattle Times

“Highly readable... [Robinson is] one of those first-class storytellers.”
— National Post

“Robinson again shows himself to be as astute a writer as P.D. James.”
— Library Journal

“An exhilarating police procedural.”
— Midwest Book Review

“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted...entertained me with every twist.”
— Nevada Barr

“Cunning....authentic and atmospheric.”
— The Independent (London)

“Robinson, actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
— Otto Penzler

“Splendid.”
— San Diego Union-Tribune

“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Praise for Aftermath “A devilishly good plotter...[Robinson’s] characterizations are so subtle that even the psychological profiler is stumped.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Engrossing...seamlessly plotted.”
— Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“A winner....Returning to the world of Alan Banks is, as always, a pleasure.”
— Boston Globe

“Robinson spins and intricate web...an excellent crime novel.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A proven master...Robinson should find a large audience for this gripping, psychologically astute tale.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Highly textured... Banks is a multidimensional figure struggling to cope with his private demons while directing murder investigations.”
— Tampa Tribune


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060198787
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 4th, 2003
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels