When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, Ann Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, suspicion falls on Fitzpatrick. Is he still alive and in the UK? Could he be the killer, with terrifying access to the most lethal drug in existence?
©2008 Lynda La Plante; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
No hidden depths, do deep and meaningfuls to be teased from text... just a fast, fun read in Brit. crime style - very relaxing and engrossing. Couldn't put it down. Rec' highly.
Lynda La Plante has been writing quality "who done it's " for many years and this is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from the opening scenes in the plastic surgeons through all the twists and turns of the plot to the satisfactory ending. Highly recommended to all lovers of quality Mysteries and thrillers.
I have read many Lynda La Plant books, and seen them adapted to screen. However, this is my first audiobook and I am sorry Lynda, but your narrator Jilly Bond let you down terribly. I couldn't even make it past the first chapter - her silly male characterised voices sounded like I was listening to Postman Pat or Thomas the Tank Engine - couldn't finish it - will have to buy the book and read it instead !
In spite of the rather simplistic writing style and slightly 'girls own' reading style of 'Jilly' the very English narrator, I found myself drawn into the story.. Don't expect anything confrontational or layered, just simple easily accessible entertainment.
I don't usually go for abridged stories but this one could have been a bit faster paced.
I would consider going back for another in this series - but there's a lot of other books to read first!
Lots of twists and turns in this complicated plot .... never a dull moment. This book has fascinating characters and it really grips you. Quite a compelling read.
Could not listen to this. This narrator should be reading for Mills & Boon - she is impossible to listen to and spoiled the story completely.
This is another excellent story from Lynda La Plante. Anna Travis finds she is working alongside her ex boss and lover DCI Langton. It proves to be a difficult and tempestuous relationship. There are twists and turns in the tale and the suspense is truly killing ! good characters, a well written plot and and very good narrator. Highly recommended.
"Good story but horrid reading"
I would recommend reading the book and then pass it to a friend, but not as an audible download the narrator is very hard to listen too.
This is the 4th in a line of Anna Travis seem to drag on a little though
No unfortunately I could not stand her voice, confusing when she did voices for different characters as they all sounded the same
would be interesting, to see how they would stage the books into TV would love to see what DCI Langton would look like,
This was what I've come to expect from Ms La Plante, a great story woven around damaged but believable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, however it took me several attempts to get past the first couple of chapters due to the dreadful narration. The narrator sounded as if she should be reading books aimed at teenage girls, not a gritty crime novel.
"Not the Usual Lynda La Plante"
I found it hard to get past the bickering, arguing, yelling and screeching to enjoy the plot. I am sorry to say that for the first time in 70 audible books I was unable to finish this one.
This was just ok. I was expecting a lot better from this author so was a bit disappointed when it seemed to keep repeating the same things over and over. Apart from that, the story was quite good but I won't be buying another LaPlante one in a hurry.
"Great story - poor narrator"
This is a really gripping story by Lynda La Plante. I love her characters and intricate stories even though it petered out just a a bit towards the end. It was spoiled for me by the narrator. Jilly Bond should not try to do voices - especially mens voices. They are so ridiculous that they are not congruent with the story line and at times I laughed out loud when actually the story was quite tense. Weird!
"Great Plot & Intrigue - but not quite a stormer!"
You are hooked from the start and as usual LLP builds the story line with the body count growing, always just ahead of the 'Plod'. However to get to the dénouement the plot gets so wrapped up in itself that it seems to just tail off. So a great first 2/3rds then too much explaining why we get to the end. Sorry although I listened as I needed to know what really happened I wasn't hanging on every word for the last couple of hours... Also Jilly Bond - not sure if all her characterisation was right.
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