An Anna Travis Novel

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From the award-winning and internationally bestselling author--the eighth thriller in the popular series featuring London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis

It is late at night on a notorious high-rise estate in the London borough of 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 night of drinking never makes it home. A suspect . . . an arrest . . . a confession. . . . A case closed?

Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton headed the investigation, but the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since. And now there's a confession to this murder, and to yet another. Is it too good to be true? Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis is pulled into the fray by her mentor and friend, and she isn't so sure that they have their man. Then the suspect changes his story. . . .

ISBN: 9781443416818
Branch Call Number: FIC LaPla
Characteristics: 484 pages


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Took a little to engage in the plot but then captivated enough to read on. And just when you think you've got it solved...another turn to keep you guessing. Maybe some of the characters were unnecessary to the plot as left you wondering what happened to them or are they for another story.

Nov 29, 2016

(The eighth book in the Anna Travis series)

Jan 20, 2016

Wonderful read on a cold winter's night! Lynda La Plante can spin the most amazing plots and twists. Her characterizations ring too true to real life. A 'must read' and 'can't put down once started'.

Oct 27, 2015

good read, plenty of twists

tomato May 13, 2015

This is the first Anna Travis book I've read, and I couldn't put it down. Excellent view of police work, and all the hours it can take to solve crimes.

Mar 03, 2014

Not the best book in the Anna Travis series, but even on a bad day Lynda LaPlante pulls out ahead of most mystery writers by a long shot. She always stays intensely focused on the mystery plot and makes you feel like you are sitting on the shoulders of the investigating team, sharing their frustrations and breakthroughs. There’s no veering off into subplots about the detective’s dysfunctional childhood or druggie sister. I hope this latest novel is just the writer loosing her footing temporarily and that the next one gets back to form.

Nov 04, 2013

very drawn out. boring boring not her best book by any means

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