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Publisher's Summary

They moved everyone that long hot summer fifteen years ago. They needed a new reservoir and an old community seemed a cheap price to pay. They even dug up the dead and moved them too.
But four inhabitants of the valley they couldn't move, for nobody knew where they were. Three little girls had gone missing, and the prime suspect in their disappearance, Benny Lightfoot. This was Andy Dalziel's worst case and now fifteen years on he looks set to relive it.
It's another long hot summer. A child goes missing in the next valley, and old fears arise as someone sprays the deadly message on the wall of Danby: BENNY'S BACK!
Music and myth mingle as the Mid-Yorkshire team delve into their pasts and into their own reserves of experience and endurance in search of answers which threaten to bring more pain than they resolve.
©1998 Reginald Hill (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.
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"Hill is an instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift" (Frances Fyfield, Mail on Sunday)
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By Sharon on 02-09-17

Very good book

Truly enjoyable, if a bit disturbing. Another score for Reginald Hill, one of the best out there.

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By David Silb on 09-30-17

Intriguing story beautifully told

Wonderful reader one of Hills best his use of fantasy and dream along with language make great literature as well as a great mystery

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By Patricia on 03-25-15

Most enjoyable book to listen to.

Reginald Hill was a great writer but Jonathon Keeble made this book even better with his narration. He can do a 'reet Yorkshire' accent brilliantly. Despite the difficult subject matter I smiled a lot throughout this book at Daziel's quips and observations and Keeble's delivery of them. Very good book, good story line, brilliant narrator.

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By Anonymous User on 05-16-15

How high can Hill go?

Great to have some new Dalziel and Pascoe books read by a proper narrator. Whoever has influence should get Jonathan Keeble to redo all the books butchered by Brian Glover

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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