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When the Music's Over by Peter Robinson

When the Music's Over

by Peter Robinson

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This novel by Peter Robinson surprised me, as the story captured my interest immediately. The story deals with teen-age girls and the problems these girls encounter. These young girls are solicited by older men and groomed for the illegal sex market. The girls are controlled by drugs and presents until they are doomed to a cloudy existence. Peter Robinson casually shows the mentality of these girls in a world devoid of love and caring as they plummet into a hellhole. I find myself amazed at the lack of parental supervision, where have Ozzie and Harriet gone? Are parents too wrapped in their own private misery to observe their children and guide these children to a deserving life? The novel also explores the cold case of a sexual assault. I remember someone telling me that everyone woman has been a victim of assault during her life. What a sad commentary on human nature. ( )
  delphimo | Feb 3, 2019 |
A very contemporary plot building on operation Yewtree, the revelations about Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris and others, as well as the disturbing stories of the grooming of young girls in places like Rochdale. Banks, recently promoted to Superintendent, is given a political hot potato as his first case and at the same time is overseeing Annie Cabbot who has the brutal murder of a young girl to investigate. As always strong plotting and characterisation elevate this novel. ( )
  edwardsgt | Nov 16, 2018 |
Standard Peter Robinson, neither better nor worse than he usually is (and he's unusually consistent!) If you haven't read him yet, start at the beginning, it's worth it. If you have, and you like him, you'll like it.

(Note: 5 stars = rare and amazing, 4 = quite good book, 3 = a decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. There are a lot of 4s and 3s in the world!) ( )
  ashleytylerjohn | Sep 19, 2018 |
Always ( )
  ibkennedy | Jul 22, 2018 |
Grim reading but worth it. ( )
  thewriterswife | Mar 26, 2018 |
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"Two women. Two crimes. The first is a poet claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country's national treasures. And the second is a girl found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out. For Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured--if he can bring her assailant to justice. For Detective Inspector Annie Banks, the lifeless young woman poses a baffling mystery--a mystery that will lead her into the unlikeliest of places, interviewing the unlikeliest of suspects"--… (more)

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