Past Reason Hated
‘The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong’ Stephen King
Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel in Peter Robinson's bestselling Inspector Banks series.
A BRUTAL KILLING. NUMEROUS SUSPECTS. BANKS MUST UNCOVER THE TRUTH.
It should have been a cosy scene – log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered.
Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . .
Past Reason Hated is followed by Wednesday’s Child in the Inspector Banks series.
In the media
The characterizations are unfailingly sharp and subtle
New York Times
A definite contender for fiction's new top cop
Independent on Sunday
Watch for those twists - they'll get you every time