A Place of Execution

  • by Val McDermid
  • Narrated by Paddy Glynn
  • 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, 13-year-old girls didn't just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder.
Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well - a child herself when Alison vanished. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Irritating, awful

What disappointed you about A Place of Execution?

The language and in particular the dialogue is unnatural and almost childish. I found it so irritating I couldn't listen to it.

What was most disappointing about Val McDermid’s story?

I didn't get as far as finding out the storyline, as I just couldn't listen to it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paddy Glynn’s performances?

Definitely not.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment.

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- Julia Jones


Would you try another book written by Val McDermid or narrated by Paddy Glynn?

I would try another book by Val McDermid as the story jogged along quite well, although I had worked out the twist really early on. However, I found the narration a bit hurried.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the story being set in 2 time frames was good, particularly as the earliest time frame brought back many memories of my youth. the least interesting was that the reveal was pretty obvious very early on.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration sounded to hurried.

Was A Place of Execution worth the listening time?

just about

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- Kathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks