• Trial and Retribution V

  • Trial and Retribution, Book 5
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Trial and Retribution V

By: Lynda La Plante
Narrated by: Colin Mace
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A derelict house is being demolished when workmen discover the remains of a young girl. Detective Superintendent Michael Walker is far from happy at being assigned the 17-year-old murder case. When more skeletons are discovered, however, Walker suddenly finds himself in charge of one of the biggest investigations in years. 

But when a secret has been buried for 17 years, the path to justice is more tortuous than ever. Can Walker and his team dig up the truth behind one family and their shadowy past? Or is the truth buried too deep?

©2002 Lynda La Plante (P)2020 Bonnier Books Ltd

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Gripping, from the first word to the last

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was rich and complex with twists and turns every step of the way. The narrator was superb. I often forgot that there was just one person reading for all the characters. Can’t wait to start the next book in the series.

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  • 11-30-21

Didn't let me down

This series of books is very easy to listen to. I love the way Lynda La Plante's tells a story. Each of the books in this series is different but written in the same style. The theme passes from book to book so I advise you start at book one.
Best narration you could wish for. Very easy to listen to and the range of accents, dialects and changes from male to female are very convincing.

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  • Anne
  • 11-02-22

Great!!!

As always a fabulous story and read well. Now going to start trial and retribution VI

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  • D Schofield
  • 09-07-22

usual Linda la plante grim bleak drama

usual police investigation ending in court case. bleak and characters all miserable . only fault with the narrator is ge us good at bleak but when happy stiff happens his voice doesn't express happiness bring on the joy

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  • Jacky
  • 04-26-22

Compelling intriguing murder courtroom mystery

Loved this book again twists and turns good to evolve Pat and Mike's relationship all the way through wondering if they are going to stay together and work things out, Mike can often be a bit daft which adds to his character, narration adds so much to the storyline brilliant

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  • Steph H
  • 01-22-22

Please read below

I'm going to do a review for the series as a whole and post it for each book, this is because I feel that the further along the series and especially the last book are mostly about the private lives of the detectives rather than the crimes themselves.

I do feel that of all the series of Linda La Plante's that I've read/watched this is probably the weakest as far as story and character development go.

The character of Mike Walker is not someone I like, yes he may get the job done, but he really is a dinosaur, and frankly I don't think he is that good of a detective. He guesses a lot or plays a hunch, which by luck has been proved correct, so often no more follow up is done once a case has either had a confession or thought to be proved. Finding evidence whilst the case is going through trial seems really far fetched to me and also not professional.

The character of Pat North has a lot of potential, she should have stayed well away from getting involved in a relationship with Mike Walker, and frankly that whole scenario is completely unnecessary.

The Detective Sargent character of Dave Satchwell starts off predictable, seems to move forward, and then de-evolves by the last book.

How much of all of this is due to the fact that the author was writing for television, rather than writing a "book" I don't know, but the story does seem to suffer because of it.

I won't be revisiting the tv series, and I doubt very much that I will listen to the books again.

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  • Kate
  • 12-22-21

Addictive

Can't get enough of this series! The narration is brilliant too! I feel like I am watching it rather than listening to it being read! Colin Made is a cast of many with his many accents in both make and female characters! On to no. 6 now!

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  • gfplux
  • 10-29-21

Great story

This was a great story. Twists and turns and surprises. More please. Thank you.