Aftermath: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels #12) (Paperback)
From New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author Peter Robinson comes this brilliant novel of suspense—a thrilling tale of family secrets and past evils that have spread from one generation to another and wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting town.
One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne, the elusive serial killer known only as "Chameleon." Now Payne is in custody, perhaps dying, and a long nightmare appears to be over at last. But is it?
For Alan Banks – currently head of the local police force – too many questions remain unanswered at the chamber of horrors the press will dub the "House of Payne." Because the darkness has not yet lifted, the casualties are still mounting...and there are still monsters loose in the world.
Showcasing the dark forces of human nature, master of suspense Peter Robinson is at the height of his storytelling powers in a novel that will leave readers guessing until the final page.
One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the best-selling, award-winning author of the DCI Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three stand-alone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Martin Beck Award.
“The novels of Peter Robinson are chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art.” — Dennis Lehane
“A devilishly good plotter...[Robinson’s] characterizations are so subtle that even the psychological profiler is stumped.” — New York Times Book Review
“Engrossing...seamlessly plotted.” — Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Robinson’s last two Banks books have been winners...and so is AFTERMATH.” — Orlando Sentinel
“[A] splendid series.” — The San Diego Union Tribune
“A winner....Returning to the world of Alan Banks is, as always, a pleasure.” — Houston Chronicle
“A winner....Returning to the world of Alan Banks is, as always, a pleasure.” — Boston Globe
“Robinson spins and intricate web...an excellent crime novel.” — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“A shocking suspense story that gives the reader a glimpse of the darker side of life.” — Dallas Morning News
“Highly textured.” — Tampa Tribune
“Mystery-mongering at once as sensitive and grandly-scaled as P.D. James.” — Kirkus Reviews (*Starred Review*)
“A proven master...Robinson should find a large audience for this gripping, psychologically astute tale.” — Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)
“This multi-layered novel puts Robinson firmly in the upper-echelon of British mystery writers.” — Library Journal
“One of today’s most accomplished practitioners of detective fiction.” — Otto Penzler
“Seamlessly plotted...The tenacious, thoughtful Banks is even fresher than when Robinson began this series...” — Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Aftermath casts [a] spell... Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.” — Orlando Sentinel
“Highly textured... Banks is a multidimensional figure struggling to cope with his private demons while directing murder investigations.” — Tampa Tribune