Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A woman on the street after a long evening's drinking...She never makes it home.
A suspect...an arrest...a confession...A case done and dusted? Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since.
And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. Too good to be true? DCI Anna Travis, pulled into the fray, isn't so sure that they have their man. Then the suspect changes his story...
About the Author
Lynda La Plante bestowed John Moores University with a creative writing scholarship in her hometown of Liverpool and is an honorary member of the British Film Institute. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also awarded Lynda with the Dennis Potter Writers Award.
She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List (for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity), and was presented with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel Above Suspicion at the International Film and Television Festival Conference in Cologne. In 2009 Lynda was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame . Her novels have all been international bestsellers.
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Lynda La Plante knows her criminals and crime procedures and these are page turners, but reading these two books close to one another made me wonder if she was a tad lazy with her story lines - some of the key victims shared remarkable similarities. My own reading of these books might be a bit jaded because I remember the TV shows that almost follow the books scene for scene, apart from a slightly different ending in "Above Suspicion". As a lawyer (not criminal) the unrelenting set against defence lawyers seems primitive and undeveloped - development of the reasons why might have made this less jarring.
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 21st May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.568