Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart

Book - 2006
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New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson's Chief Inspector Alan Banks must turn to a murder committed in the 1960s in order to solve a present-day homicide as he races to uncover their common link.

1969 . . . In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival--a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off.

Now . . . A freelance journalist, a stranger to the region, is savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking act of violence with no apparent motive.

Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators--one, a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harboring ghosts of his own. But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified, drug-induced fog of a notorious past, propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace, love, and rock 'n' roll generation.

A complex, multi-layered thriller, Piece of My Heart once again attests to Peter Robinson's incomparable storytelling genius.

"Keeps you turning the pages into the night.... [Chief Inspector Banks is] good company."--New York Times Book Review

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060544355
006054435X
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm

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aafleming
Oct 21, 2017

In light of the just-released and very lame "Sleeping in the Ground," I wanted to go back and highlight this book as one of (in MY opinion) Robinson's best.

If you were disappointed by "Sleeping in the Ground," and are new to Robinson, please read his earlier work. He loves nostalgia, and loves to combine stories from the past with current day crimes, and this is another example of where he does it very well.

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rb3221
Jan 14, 2017

Switching between two different times 2005 and 1969, an era of hippies, drugs and free love, Banks and his co-worker Annie Cabbot investigate a murder and slowly discover a link between this murder and one from 1969. As usual Banks doggedly pursues the case as small links between the two slowly become evident.
If you are a fan of Banks and of crime/mystery novels, then this is a good read but perhaps not the best Robinson novel.

kdwaynec Sep 15, 2014

I've read all of the Banks novels in order so far and this is not one of the best.

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GerryAdams
Apr 19, 2011

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