Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child

eBook - 1994
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Penguin Putnam
When two polite, well-dressed social workers appear at Brenda Scupham's humble home claiming to be investigating reports of child abuse, she makes every effort to be cooperative. She even complies when Mr. Brown and Miss Peterson say they must take her seven-year-old daughter, Gemma, away for overnight tests. It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following afternoon that Brenda realizes something has gone terribly, unthinkably wrong.

As days go by with no sign of the little girl, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Superintendent Gristhorpe begin to lose hope of finding her alive.

At the same time, Banks is investigating a particularly grisly, cold-blooded murder at the site of an abandoned mine. Gradually the leads in the two cases converge, guiding Gristhorpe and Banks to one of the most truly terrifying villains they will ever meet.



Penguin Group Canada
When two polite, well-dressed social workers appear at Brenda Scupham's humble home claiming to be investigating reports of child abuse, she makes every effort to be cooperative. She even complies when Mr. Brown and Miss Peterson say they must take her seven-year-old daughter, Gemma, away for overnight tests. It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following afternoon that Brenda realizes something has gone terribly, unthinkably wrong.

As days go by with no sign of the little girl, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Superintendent Gristhorpe begin to lose hope of finding her alive.

At the same time, Banks is investigating a particularly grisly, cold-blooded murder at the site of an abandoned mine. Gradually the leads in the two cases converge, guiding Gristhorpe and Banks to one of the most truly terrifying villains they will ever meet.



Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, 1994
ISBN: 9780143173304
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jun 20, 2012

This is (I think) the 6th book in this wonderful mystery series. They are set in northern England in a small town in the Yorkshire Dales. I've read almost all the books in the series and found them all well-written and engrossing. Some are darker than others.

hermlou Dec 28, 2009

This is a tough read for anyne who loves children, for it is about an abduction. There are no graphic details, but the reader can imagine the child's feelings. Interesting characters and good plot.

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