Winter 1963: two children have disappeared in Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, the Moors Murderers, have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: 13 year old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation filled with dead ends and closed faces, an outcome that reverberates down the years.
Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just before publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, information that threatens the foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down.
'A Place Of Execution' is a taut and intricate psychological suspense thriller, which exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion. It will keep you guessing till the last page.