Piece of My Heart (Hardcover)

A Novel of Suspense

By Peter Robinson

William Morrow, 9780060544355, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/14/2017)
Paperback, Large Print (11/7/2006)

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New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson's Chief Inspector Alan Banks must turn to a murder committed in the 1960s in order to solve a present-day homicide as he races to uncover their common link.

1969 . . . In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival--a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off.

Now . . . A freelance journalist, a stranger to the region, is savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking act of violence with no apparent motive.

Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators--one, a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harboring ghosts of his own. But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified, drug-induced fog of a notorious past, propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace, love, and rock 'n' roll generation.

A complex, multi-layered thriller, Piece of My Heart once again attests to Peter Robinson's incomparable storytelling genius.

"Keeps you turning the pages into the night.... Chief Inspector Banks is] good company."--New York Times Book Review

Praise For Piece of My Heart: A Novel of Suspense

"Robinson has kept up an astonishingly high standard...make no mistake, he's among the very best."
-London Times

"A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters."
-Raleigh News & Observer

-Washington Post Book World

-Washington Post Book World

"The best series now on the market."
-Stephen King

"Prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology."
-Ian Rankin

"Wonderful...multi-layered mystery."
-Michael Connelly