Bad Boy by Peter Robinson

read by Neil Pearson

A powerful and gripping return for Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks as his own daughter takes up with the 'bad boy' of the title, who turns out to be not only bad, but mad, and dangerous to cross.

Peter Robinson’s crime thrillers are in a class of their own and if you haven't ever tried an Inspector Banks story you will be in for an absorbing four hours that will make you eager to seek out more of these small masterpieces of the policier genre.

Banks is in the United States on holiday when a woman asks for him in person at the Eastvale police station duty desk. Annie Cabbot, Banks' colleague takes over and learns that the woman has found a loaded gun in her daughter Erin's bedroom. Erin’s best friend and roommate is the DCI’s daughter, Tracy, who was last seen trying to warn the owner of the gun, a man to whom she is unwisely attracted.

Mixing the personal and the professional, Banks has to find a way to stay one step ahead of his prey, knowing that his daughter's life hangs in the balance.

Brilliantly read by Neil Pearson, Bad Boy keeps you on the edge of your proverbial seat and is an absorbing listen.

First rate drama.

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