Careless Love

Careless Love

Book - 2018
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A young, local student has apparently died by suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile, 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 he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity? As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants--and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780771072772
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,24 cm.


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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.

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.

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.

Mar 31, 2019

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

Mar 15, 2019

Margaret cannon recommends

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.

Mar 06, 2019

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

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.

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.

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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