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The Distant Echo - Val McDermid
The Distant Echo
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Praised for her ingenious surprises and masterful twists, Anthony Award-winner Val McDermid has raised the standard for suspense. Now comes her most absorbing and seductive thriller to date-a masterful novel of murder and retribution that will haunt long into the night...An Unsolved Crime...It... show more
Praised for her ingenious surprises and masterful twists, Anthony Award-winner Val McDermid has raised the standard for suspense. Now comes her most absorbing and seductive thriller to date-a masterful novel of murder and retribution that will haunt long into the night...An Unsolved Crime...It was a winter morning in 1978, that the body of a young barmaid was discovered in the snow banks of a Scottish cemetery. The only suspects in her brutal murder were the four young men who found her: Alex Gilbey and his three best friends. With no evidence but her blood on their hands, no one was ever charged.That Was Never Forgotten...Twenty five years later, the Cold Case file on Rosie Duff has been reopened. For Alex and his friends, the investigation has also opened old wounds, haunting memories-and new fears. For a stranger has emerged from the shadows with his own ideas about justice. And revenge.Or Forgiven.When two of Alex's friends die under suspicious circumstances, Alex knows that he and his innocent family are the next targets. And there's only way to save them: return to the cold-blooded past and uncover the startling truth about the murder. For there lies the identity of an avenging killer..."One of my favorite authors." -Sara Paretsky"McDermid is the best we've got." -The New York Times
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312994839 (0312994834)
ASIN: 312994834
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 My KYD Reads ... or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018
A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game! I had a wonderful time, while also advancing -- though with decidedly fewer new reads than I'd origianlly been planning -- my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 Quatre garçons dans la nuit (The Distant Echo) by Val McDermid
Series: Inspector Karen Pirie #1 This book just felt long. We spent way too long in the 1970s when the original crime occurred, and it ended up feeling like wasted time because of the 25-year skip that happens almost 200 pages into it. Having finished the book, I can see why the author did it, but...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.5 The Distant Echo
"He always liked the cemetery at dawn. Not because daybreak offered any promise of a fresh beginning, but because it was too early for there to be anyone else around. Even in the dead of winter, when the pale light was so late in coming, he could guarantee solitude. No prying eyes to wonder who he w...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
bookshelves: spring-2011, mystery-thriller, britain-scotland Read from March 24 to 27, 2011 * blurb - 25 years on, police review the unsolved murder of a young woman in the snow - but is the killing over? Stars Jimmy Chisholm.
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
1.0
I've given one of Val McDermid's books another try , but once more it didn't happen for me. I think I'm off Val McDermid for good...Predictable from beginning to end. Without giving away any spoilers, I think it's safe to say that the culprit is quite obvious... What I really don't like about McDerm...
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