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The Reckoning

by Sue Walker

The Reckoning Synopsis

It was on a beautiful morning in June 1973 that eleven-year-old Miller McAllister's world fell apart ... That was the weekend that police found the remains of three missing teenage girls on the tiny Scottish island of Fidra. And that was the weekend that Miller's father, Douglas, was arrested for triple murder. Thirty-two years later, Douglas has died in prison and Miller returns home after decades of self-imposed exile. The McAllister family always maintained Douglas's innocence - as steadfastly as Miller maintained his guilt. But when Miller is given the legal archive and a letter his father wrote to him just days before his death, suddenly everything looks less clear. To excavate the past and recover the truth, Miller immerses himself in the terrible events of over thirty years ago and his family's darkest hour. Was nothing quite as it seemed on that fateful June day? Could Douglas McAllister have been innocent after all? And if he didn't kill the girls ... who did?

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141017518
Publication date: 1st February 2007
Author: Sue Walker
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Sue Walker

Sue Walker is a television journalist who has worked in the industry for 19 years, mostly concentrating on cases of miscarriage of justice. THE RECKONING follows her acclaimed debut THE REUNION. Born in Edinburgh, she now lives on the Sussex coast. Visit her website at

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