The story is set in the early 1970's but is it a romance, mystery a pastiche? The crime is a rehash that has been written so many times and much be..Show More »tter than this effort. It certainly is a page turner you want to get to the end quickly and wonder why you wasted your time listening to this.The writing is sloppy, and uninspired. It appears that the hidden intention is another television series introducing us to the young, naïve Jane Tennison. It's a leap to believe that she turns into the gutsy fortyish DCI Tennison.
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 ..Show More »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.
As usual Davina Porter does a marvelous job with narration. I liked this book better than the first one in the series. There is still racism and sexis..Show More »m but Jane has proven herself, at least to most of her squad, and so while she is still discriminated against it doesn’t overshadow the entire book as it did the first one. The case the squad is working is the primary focus of the book, and prejudice colors the investigation. In the first book, I felt like the prejudice against Jane was the primary focus. The case they are working on is interesting and has some twists so you’re not sure how it will turn out. I did suspect the villain at one point early in the story but I wasn’t sure and there were several others I suspected as well.
I read that a few other reviewers were unsatisfied with the ending but I thought that the way things left off that that opened things up to a possible better future. I guess I’ll see when I listen to the third book.
I didn't like the main character very much. But I did read all 3 of the prime suspect books so I liked her well enough to read them all. When she be..Show More »came human....by being placed into a position that only a woman can really understand I liked her more but at the end we never found out where she went from there. Maybe there is another book out there somewhere.