In the dark night of the soul…
If Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison hadn't been a woman, she might not have noticed the victim's shoes…and that they didn't match the size given on the info sheet now so obviously misidentifying the dead blonde as a hooker named Della Mornay. Being so thorough, so good at the details, made Jane a top investigator; being a woman made the boys in the squadron want to see her fall on her face. But Jane Tennison was determined to catch the madman stalking women in London's street shadows. She had a prime suspect, and she needed to make the charges against him stick. She also needed to keep her own secret in check: she couldn't let anyone see that she was falling apart inside, as her obsession with cracking this case and breaking out from under the heel of the station house boy's club took over life, destroying her relationship with the man she loved, pushing her closer and closer to the dark urges of a killer…
©2012 AudioGO (P)1991 Lynda La Plante
I knew the story well but was interested in listening to the book after watching the TV drama series. The narrator is an excellent choice because she sounds like the Helen Mirren. I know that shouldn't necessarily be a factor but when you have seen the movie you expect to hear a tone of voice similar to what you remember. The book is brilliant and it was great to hear Linda La Plante talking about how she researched the Helen Mirren role.
Excellent character development, both protag and antagonists. The narrator is masterful in communicating irony, suspense, and humor!
Yes, life and death scenarios. I didn't know who to trust.
No extreme, just enjoyable, and I plan to listen to it several more times!
Ms. Porter captures the nuances of the text and brings characters to life. She is easy to listen to and I look for books she narrates.
Plot was complex with many layers, as in life in general
Davinia does an excellent job bringing characters to life, no matter who the character is, a great talent.
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