Careless Love

Careless Love

Large Print - 2019
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"Two suspicious deaths challenge DS Alan Banks and his crack investigative team. A young local student's body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. The death looks like suicide, but there are too many open questions for Banks and his team to rule out foul play. The victim didn't own a car. She didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where--and when--did she die? Did someone move her, and if so, why? A man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post mortem findings indicate that he died from injuries sustained during a fall. Was it an accident--did he slip and fall? Or was he pushed? Why was he up there? And why are there no signs of a vehicle near where he fell? As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries surrounding these two cases proliferate, a source close to Annie reveals a piece of information that shocks the team and impacts the investigations. An old enemy has returned in a new guise--a nefarious foe who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants. With the stakes raised, the hunt is on. But will Banks be able to find the evidence to stop him in time?" --
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
ISBN: 9780062887566
0062887564
Branch Call Number: LPM ROBINSON, PETER
Characteristics: 498 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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CarolynAnn4
Jun 07, 2019

I found this to be quite boring, despite an interesting case to solve - three dead bodies found on same w/e but, initially, no apparent connection and no certainty as to whether they were murder, suicide or accidental death. The problem for me, in this story is that the day to day routine of the inspectors lives plus the dialogue when interviewing the potential suspects does not excite me as it did in the beginning. Perhaps I've read too many but I haven't found the latest ones to be nearly as good as his earlier works.

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Suellen1111
May 10, 2019

Too much detail & not enough red meat. A third of the way into this book, I know all about the music that everybody likes {including piece names & composers) all about their lifestories & relationships but almost nothing about the deaths that are supposed to drive the book. I don't have time for this; there are better books out there.

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skipper49
Apr 06, 2019

Not Robinson’s best ... far too much brand- and name-dropping for my taste, slows the story & makes for a longer read than necessary. Too bad ... Banks is an interesting character & stories have good potential.

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dkoa
Mar 31, 2019

There's no suspense at all. Not worth your time.

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Gransam
Mar 15, 2019

Margaret cannon recommends

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jonpammett
Mar 09, 2019

Getting dangerously close to self-parody, with everything accompanied by descriptions of the detective's (and presumably the author's) favourite music.

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springclouds
Mar 06, 2019

I think that Peter Robinson has run out of ideas and energy when it comes to Banks. Too bad.

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koko1194
Jan 08, 2019

I have also read all of the Banks novels, and I think this was one of the best. I couldn't wait to get back to reading it.

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Sansha
Jan 04, 2019

Enjoy the Inspector Banks series, this one seemed to waffle on a bit until the end. Still enjoyable, building up to the next book I think.

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Bluelady2011
Dec 19, 2018

I have read all of the Inspector Banks series, and have been disappointed in the past two books. I used to find the character development, relationships between the investigators and the romantic tension between Banks and Annie to be very compelling, and this aspect seems to be missing now. Unfortunately I find the characters no longer have much depth, and the last two novels have become more plot-driven. Certainly this was a novel I could easily put down, and I found it to be an effort to finish it and return it to the library by the due date, with was really obvious from the last paragraph that it is leading into another novel and what the theme will be.

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