No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place... Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here, far from the city, the noise, and safety. And he's determined to walk into the valley of death to expose them both.
About the Author
Peter Robinson is an award-winning author whose novels have been named a Best Book of the Year by "Publishers Weekly," a Notable Book by the "New York Times," and a Page Turner of the Week by "People" magazine.
Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.
"Robinson excels in the depiction of character, especially in his portrait of his pleasingly fallible copper. He is steadily ascending toward the pinnacles of crime fiction." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review