The Reckoning

The Reckoning

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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"The Second World War has ended, leaving a bruised and fragile peace. But this tranquillity is threatened when a shocking murder takes place in the Sussex countryside. Before long, police experts discover a link to another, earlier, killing hundreds of miles away ...While Scotland Yard detective Billy Styles struggles to find a link between these two murders, a strange twist of fate brings former Detective Inspector John Madden into the investigations. As the victim count rises it becomes clear that to catch this serial killer Madden, Styles and young policewoman Detective-Constable Lily Poole must act quickly. But Madden remains haunted by the mysteries at the heart of the case. Why was his name in a letter the second target had been penning, just before he died? Could the real clue to these perplexing murders lie within the victims' pasts? And within his own? With this stunning, atmospheric crime novel teeming with twists and moving between the 1950s, the First and Second World Wars, Rennie Airth, the author of River of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead of Winter presents his greatest and most compelling novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780143192961
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Aug 04, 2016

Another excellent story, a fitting conclusion (I think) to the series of four. I suggest that you start with River of Darkness (the first) and read them consecutively. I enjoy how the stories are embedded in the historical setting in the villages of England from WWI to shortly after WWII. Madden and his colleagues have to live up to the word "detective" to find the elusive killer.

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