By Robert Barnard
There's now not a lot the police can do approximately runaway children, yet Detective Constable Charlie Peace is going in the course of the motions. He interviews the households, he visits the college. Alan had associates and had aspired to an outstanding schooling. Katy had not anything, least of all self-esteem.
The youth might be at any place, even residing dangerously at the streets of Leeds, so it is with reduction that Charlie discovers them in a hostel for homeless youngsters. yet are they secure? And who's Ben Marchant, the guy who runs the shelter?
Whoever he's, he appears doing good. children beg or paintings as road musicians through the day, then devour and sleep on the hostel at evening. they could stay there weeks after which needs to go away for 2 weeks prior to starting the cycle back. basically Katy and Alan remain longer. merely they've got a distinct, mysterious figuring out with Ben.
But all isn't good on the shield. acquaintances bitch approximately unusual goings-on. citizens too usually show emotions of jealousy and suspicion. a tender girl flees from a violent friend, maybe bringing hazard along with her. feelings run excessive, starting from love and gratitude to worry and hate.
One individual may also hate adequate to homicide. One person's hate may perhaps damage this position that a few regard as a haven of peace and safeguard and others worry as anything extra complicated and diabolical.
No position of Safety combines excellent social observation with a enchanting secret plot that might once more enthrall Robert Barnard's legion of lovers. famous as the best of all modern crime writers, Barnard is in most sensible form.