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Caedmon's Song On A Balmy June Night, Kirsten, A Young University Student, Strolls Home Through A Silent, Moonlit Park Suddenly Her Tranquil Mood Is Shattered By A Swift And Brutal Act Of Violence When She Comes To Herself She Has Lost All Memory Of That Bloody Night But Then, Slowly And Painfully, Details Reveal Themselves To Kirsten Dreams Of Two Figures, One White And One Black, Hovering Over Her Wisps Of A Strange And Haunting Song The Unfamiliar Texture Of A Rough And Deadly Hand In Another Part Of England, Martha Browne Arrives In Whitby, Posing As An Author Doing Research For A Book But Her Research Is Of A Particularly Macabre Variety Who Is She Haunting With Such Deadly Determination And Why


10 thoughts on “Caedmon's Song

  1. says:

    This was a 3 star read in my head all the way through and then I glanced at my other reviews of Robinson s books and had to bring it down a notch All fair, it is an OK read, but not much And certainly not by Robinson s own high standards C dmon s Song with the unfortunate and generic US title The First Cut is about a young woman, Kirsten, who narrowly survives a serial killer s first attempt A number of others are not so lucky if only Kirsten could remember anything of her attacker And what if she could Apart from a few doubts I had regarding the psychological response in Kirsten, this was a well written and straightforwardly told story I did feel a bit of longing after the characters in the Inspector Banks novels this time reading a non Banks Robinson much like I expected, but did not experience with Before the Poison , just knowing ...


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    EXCERPT Arriving in a new place always made Martha feel strangely excited, but this time the sensation was even intense At first she could only stand rooted to the spot among the revving buses, breathing in the diesel fumes and the salt sea air She felt as if she were trying the place on for size, and it was a good fit She took stock of the subtle tremors her arrival caused in the essence of the town Others might not notice such things, but Martha did Everyone and everything from the sand on the beach to a guilty secret in a tourist s heart was somehow connected and in a state of constant flux it was like quantum physics, she thought, at least in so far as she understood it Her presence would send out ripples and reverberations that people wouldn t forget for a long time.ABOUT THIS BOOK On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, strolls home through a silent, moonlit park Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked.When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night But then, slowly and painfully, detail...


  3. says:

    Good Really like Peter Robinson s writing style this was my first book by this author Well developed believable characters, so that I could understand and even sympathize with their predicaments and actions reactions Even though I suspected the hook at about the 60% mar...


  4. says:

    I was surprised at how boring this book was I didn t expect to love it I had just finished another book and my mom handed me this as a creepy page turner but warned me not to expect much She knows I rarely read these generic beach reads but I m not so snobby as to not enjoy them somewhat.I was expecting the standard mystery thriller with a lot of suspense Instead, what I got was a promising beginning that was incredibly gruesome but that quickly went downhill from there Even the ending was a let down.This is a great example of what bad, bad suspense looks like The middle was essentially a narrative of a depressed victim s struggle to find herself told simultaneously with another storyline of a mysterious girl walking around some boring English seaside town If the author felt that suspense means just detailing every diner and stop a person makes in their daily travels than congrats He achieved his goal I can t tell you how many times I d read a boring passage, expecting it to lead to some major event or at least an interesting one only to find out that, no, it really was just a girl eating lunch at a diner I used the term mysterious but really, you figure out her mystery less than half way through I won t spoil it here.I am one of those weird people who has to finish any book they start even if it s incredibly boring and I know I ll hate it I can t skip sections or chapters just to get to the end either it s cheating...


  5. says:

    I should pay better attention when I order books This is a novel by Peter Robinson, the Yorkshireman who writes the Inspector Banks series This book, Caedemon s Song, did not feature Banks at all and I have to say I was disappointed when I realized this But.my fault for not carefully reading the description before I clicked buy , right Robinson stated he wanted to take a break from the DCI Banks series and write from the victim s point of view, rather than the police procedural type The premise of this story revolves around a young lady named Kirsten who was brutally attacked one evening as she walks home alone through a park The wounds she suffers are horrific She survived only because she was found by a man walking his dog, otherwise she would have bled out Kirsten wakes up in hospital over a week later, unaware of what happened to her She has no memory of the attack Her parents are in the hospital room with her, concerned about the injuries and how they will affect the rest of her life The police question her, desperate to find her attacker but no matter how hard she tries she has no recollection of that night.More women are attacked but they do not survive Kirsten undergoes hypnotic therapy and slowly, the nightmare of the attack and details surface She provides the police with as much detail as she cares to share with them but decides ...


  6. says:

    I loved this I listened to it on Audio CD on a long work journey this week and drove past several service stations even thought I desperately wanted a coffee, just because I wanted to carry on listening The book starts with a brutal attack no graphic details as the victim can t actually remember what happened to her Kirsten is a University student on her way home from a party to celebrate the end of their exams when she is grabbed from behind and subjected to an assault that leaves her for dead She wakes up in hospital 10 days later with no memory of what happened to her Meanwhile, a little across country, Martha has arrived in Whitby on a mission She is looking for someone and it is up to the reader to guess who and why and how her story may be linked to that of Kirsten s.The book switches back and forward...


  7. says:

    University student Kirsten is attacked and left for dead whilst leaving a party a young woman arrives in Whitby on a secret quest Robinson took a break from his DCI Banks series to write a standalone from the POV of a victim I wasn t bl...


  8. says:

    This was just okay in my book It was not a fast, edge of your seat read it was rather boring You win some you lose some.


  9. says:

    A bit wooden from the outset, but I suppose sufficiently gripping for me to read on.You get an inkling quite early that the different lead characters are one and the same, but then halfway the reader learns that Kirsten was never identified as a victim, then you wonder if this might not just be a trick by the authorI found it increasingly difficult to feel any sympathy towards our heroine I also found it wildly improbable that anyone would act on such thin evidence.The characterization is shallow Best is the realistic description of Kirsten s therapy sessions, the realism unfortunately slowly undermined by a chumminess that no serious therapist would ever cultivate.The original idea of a victim setting out to get revenge for a ruined li...


  10. says:

    I found it really hard to enjoy this book Partly because I found it very difficult to work out when it was supposed to be set this is explained the in the afterword by the author , but also because I d guessed Martha and ...