Wednesday's Child by Peter RobinsonWednesday's Child by Peter Robinson

Wednesday's Child

byPeter Robinson

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 2002

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In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson’s heart-racing tale of suspense the case of a missing child is inextricably linked to that of the murder of a young man, sending Chief Inspector Alan Banks down a harrowing road to uncover the truth behind the crimes.

It was a crime of staggering inhumanity: a seven-year-old girl taken from her working class Yorkshire home by an attractive young couple posing as social workers. Chief Inspector Alan Banks feels certain little Gemma Scupham is dead, yet the motive for her kidnapping remains a mystery. No ransom is ever demanded, nor could Gemma's tortured, guilt-ridden mother afford to pay one.

And when the body of a young man is discovered in an abandoned mine, slain in a particularly brutal fashion, a disturbing perplexing case takes an even further sinister twist drawing Banks into the sordid depths of an evil more terrible and terrifying than anything the seasoned investigator has ever encountered.

Utterly suspenseful and compelling, Wednesday's Child will leave readers guessing and on the edge of their seats.

Peter Robinson was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1950. He received his B.A. Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, moved to Canada, and went on to earn his M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in English from York University. His first novel, Gallows View, publi...
Title:Wednesday's ChildFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.76 × 4.22 × 0.94 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Avon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380820498

ISBN - 13:9780380820498


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Held my Interest I will start by saying I have quickly become a fan of this series and with each book I read I am intrigued to read the next. I really like Alan Banks as a character he is just a normal man trying to do his best and knows that he is not perfect and that makes him so likeable. This story despite the topics covered held my interest and had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end. However I do think the end was a bit abrupt.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Banks mystery Great read typical of Robinson! As usual the book is an excellent example of how police follow clues to solve crimes in North England.
Date published: 2015-09-11

Editorial Reviews

his best work yet ... You really won’t put this one down until the final paragraph.”