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Backlash | [Lynda La Plante]

Backlash

Late at night on a notorious high-rise estate in the London Borough of Hackney, 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 thirteen-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street.
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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author LyndaLa Plante returns with the eighth installment in her acclaimed series featuring London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis.

Late at night on a notorious high-rise estate in the London Borough of Hackney, 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 thirteen-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. 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 isn't so sure that they have their man.

Then the suspect changes his story.

©2013 Lynda La Plante (P)2013 AudioGO

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    "One of the best of the series"

    They just keep getting better! As Anna matures so do the plots. Police procedurals at their best. I also like the narrator greatly!

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    this story has everything a totally absorbing story needs---credible but always unexpected plot twists, wonderfully human characters fighting their demons, and great narration with one minor exception. The voices of two minor characters are not well done; come across as mushy. Anna Travis is an exceptionally competent detective in this series. This is one of the best police procedurals written today.

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    LA Plante knows how to write murder mysteries. They hold your attention until the last sentence of the last paragraph. Hicks makes the story come alive. She makes it authentic.

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