Before the Poison

  • by Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan, Al Senter
  • 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife, Laura. Now he’s back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself.
The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow to him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however. A man died there, 60 years ago. His wife was convicted of murder. And something is pulling Chris deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead….
Peter Robinson’s first departure from the Banks series in over 20 years is a poignant exploration of guilt, self-sacrifice, and redemption ,and a novel of unsettling psychological suspense. Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada.


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Customer Reviews

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Relaxing book.

Having read all this author's "Inspector Banks" books, this stand alone story is generally excellent. It is rather "old fashioned" and at times the storyline "rambles" As an audiobook the fact that different narrators relate the story is very relaxing and bring the narrative alive!. readers/listeners who are conversant with Robinson's previous books should ignore the insp Banks format and appreciate this book.
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- compo

A different direction a welcome change

I love all the Banks novels and have waited eagerly for the relaease of each one. I have also enjoyed Robinson's short story compilations.This novel shows he is not a one trick pony. All I can say is I enjoyed it so much I changed my days to give me extra listening time. Thank you Peter keep it up.
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- Alan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2011
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited