Friend of the Devil

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author Peter Robinson—a riveting double homicide leaves two seasoned detectives baffled as they race against the clock before more corpses surface.

Two murders . . . two towns . . .

A woman sits in a wheelchair perched on a cliff high above the sea, her throat slit from ear to ear . . .

In a maze of narrow alleys behind a market square, a teenaged girl has been murdered after a night of drunken revelries with her friends.

The seemingly senseless Cliffside killing falls to Inspector Annie Cabbot, on loan to a local police department. The terrible death of young Hayley Daniels becomes Chief Inspector Alan Banks's investigation. But shattering revelations threaten to awaken the slumbering demons of earlier, darker times, and more blood is in the offing when the two cases brutally and unexpectedly collide.

Friend of the Devil is a chilling, brilliant, and utterly mesmerizing novel of suspense.

 

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User Review  - rwilliab - LibraryThing

Decently written thriller, a little heavy on the f-word and sex for my taste, and it seemed as though the author was constantly talking about Banks' music. It got old quickly. Hastily sketched characters as well, but enjoyable overall. Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

In this book, DI Annie Cabbot has been seconded to another division. Banks misses her as a professional colleague, and she him, and they are also perhaps rethinking their personal relationship. Banks ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
32
Section 3
58
Section 4
75
Section 5
97
Section 6
118
Section 7
142
Section 8
164
Section 11
245
Section 12
267
Section 13
285
Section 14
310
Section 15
338
Section 16
359
Section 17
375
Section 18
393

Section 9
184
Section 10
211
Section 19
415
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About the author (2009)

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.

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