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The Summer that Never was
The Summer that Never was: An Inspector Banks Mystery | Peter Robinson
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Following the best-selling AFTERMATH, the new Inspector Banks mystery is guaranteed to win yet more fans A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines... Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered, and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt... That friend has now become Chief Inspector Alan Banks, and he is determined to bring justice for Graham. But he soon realises that in this case, the boundary between victim and perpetrator, between law-guardian and law-breaker, is becoming more and more blurred...
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BookwormM
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Solid 3 star mystery for Banks to solve.

This time we have 2 different cases one from the past when Banks is a teenager and one in the present day which has striking similarities with the case in the past.

Unfortunately Banks seems to be turning into Captain Kirk and any new female that appears in the series also appears in his bed. Not sure this is necessary for the story.

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Tove_Reads
Close to Home | Peter Robinson
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There is just something so great about reading a long series, getting to know the people, and then just return to the same place. Comforting! ❤️

Branwen I feel the same way! 😀💕📚 2y
TrishB Agree totally 😁 2y
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Tove_Reads
Close to Home | Peter Robinson
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Went to the library. Only walked past the mystery and thriller books. Quite excited about these books. Varied and super interesting looking books. Now I‘m almost regretting my super social long midsummer weekend 🤣

Andrew65 Library? What‘s one of those? My memory isn‘t good enough! 2y
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Back in ancient times people were allowed to go into a building called library to borrow whatever books they wanted and read them, free of charge. I had the chance of reliving this ancient tradition. I think the book at the top left has something to do with this 🤔 (edited) 2y
Butterfinger @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads thanks for the chuckle. 😆 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 😂 Indeed it does. All shops now open from last Monday but still no news on libraries. If shops can open surely libraries can, can easily put in social distancing in the libraries. Book shops open. Libraries not. 😡 @Butterfinger 2y
Andrew65 Some great books. 2y
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olivia.ferz
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@TheAromaofBooks February #bookspin review

Trigger alert : Mentions rape, assault
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'The summer that never was' is a pretty straightforward police procedural/crime book. I wouldn't classify it as a thriller because there wasn't really much element of surprise.
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olivia.ferz The story is about the investigation of 2 murders. One that takes place in the present tense and one that takes place in the past. It has our protagonist Inspector Banks simultaneously lending his expertise to both the investigations. 3y
olivia.ferz The story writing is very clean and engaging. The characters are well written and I was very well hooked into the book by the first 50 pages. But I was disappointed a little because the story was not what the blurb implied and I had been expecting something different. Also I felt as though the author chose the easy way out with the ending and kind of rushed through it. I could guess the ending halfway through the book. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great review! 3y
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olivia.ferz
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@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

This was my February bookspin read😂. I couldn't finish it because my university exams kept me too occupied. But now with the quarantine and all the exams postponed, I guess I could finish this by the end of this week.

TheAromaofBooks Silver linings!! 😁 3y
olivia.ferz @TheAromaofBooks 🙌 Hopefully I'll finish in time for your April Bookspin!😊 3y
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olivia.ferz
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So this is my book 12 for #bookspin by @TheAromaofBooks

This book has been on my TBR for 3 years now I think. And I'm finally picking it up. It was completely covered in dust. I don't think I've even flipped through it after I bought it. 😂
I don't think I'll be able to finish it by the end of this month or the next because of my college final exams but here's hoping I push through!

TheAromaofBooks Even a little forward progress is still forward progress!! Good luck!! 3y
jordanremington Hello there 3y
jordanremington How are you doing today? 3y
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nozpow
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First Peter Robinson book first inspector Banks book. Plot centres around 2 investigations around teen deaths. One current one in the 60s. Very competently written. I've read quite a few police procedure novels and this is up there. Would like a few more descriptive metaphors but does the nuts and bolts really well. Will probably now start to read the series in order. A pick from me. A solid 7/10 👍🏻

KJHowe Peter is a great guy, great writer, great teacher and generous supporter of the writing community. The BBC series made from this series deviates a fair bit from the books but is very good. 4y
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a little drool collecting at the corner of his mouth, one half of his face drooping lower than the other, as if it had melted like a Dalí watch.

Crazeedi I love his inspector banks books! 4y
nozpow First one for me. Pretty good so far so I think ill be returning 😁 4y
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‘It‘s hard knowing what to allow and what not to. It‘s hard to know how much discipline to apply. If you don‘t give enough, then the child runs wild, and the parents get the blame. If you keep too strict control, he doesn‘t develop naturally and he blames you for screwing him up

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Andrew65
Summer That Never Was | Peter Robinson
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This fits #CruelSummer. This is book 13 in the Inspector Banks Series. In this one, the body of Inspector Banks' childhood friend (who disappeared when they were teenagers), is discovered one Summer, but some 40 years later! Could Inspector Banks be a murderer? #crimefiction.

Do love this detective series. This book has also been published under the title Close To Home.

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Lizpixie
Summer That Never Was | Peter Robinson
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#MarchIntoReading #day20 #aseasoninthetitle Three winters and three summers, but I could not find one autumn or spring. Not on any of my shelves, though I must admit, it wasn't the best of searches. But even if you do a google search for season in book title, it's summer & winter that crop up more often than not. I wonder why? Maybe they just sound more dramatic, the depths of winter, the scorching summer. Hmmm.🤔

DebinHawaii It was the same with my books- no spring or fall at all but lots of summer and some winter. 😀👍 6y
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Bookhound1
Close to Home | Peter Robinson
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Love how he ties things together at the end, finding parallels between Graham & Luke. They were teenaged boys with 40 years between the disappearances but there were indeed comparisons. Each book includes Banks musical education.I'm on book 14 now and his taste in music evolves each time. Fav author