A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

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A young policeman becomes responsible for a murder investigation involving a girl who disappeared in the 1960s. Without giving away too much I can tell you that the novel is divided into two parts and these in turn are divided into different parts, which work very well in this novel (in other cases this really bugs me).

Newspaper Articles, Letters and Illustrations

Another fun detail about A Place of Execution is that miscellaneous newspaper articles, letters and illustrations spice up the text and gives it a unique touch.

My Opinion

This is an independent crime novel by Val McDermid, and it is fantastic just like The Distant Echo, even though I personally do not think A Place of Execution is as good. However, I think the difference is a matter of taste and not a matter of quality.

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