When an unidentified woman is discovered raped and murdered at a service station off the M1 motorway in La Plante's gripping sixth novel featuring London Det. Insp. Anna Travis (after Silent Scream), Anna and her team fear it's the work of the same person who murdered both another unidentified woman and prostitute Margaret Potts. Anna has little to go on until Cameron Welsh, a sadistic killer Anna helped convict years earlier, contacts her from prison and promises he can help solve the case. She reluctantly agrees to meet-despite Welsh's interest in the case being a thinly veiled attempt to get close to her-while pursuing any lead to try and identify the nameless victims. Hovering in the background is Anna's former lover, Det. Chief Supt. James Langton, who arrives to supervise the case, which grows increasingly complex as it builds to its violent climax. Now a more agile investigator, Anna has finally stepped clear of Langton's-and Jane Tennison's-shadow. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"La Plante has created another damaged heroine almost as appealing
as her inimitable Jane Tennison." --"Publishers Weekly", on "Clean
"Masterful writing, a superbly crafted plot, nail-biting suspense." --"Booklist" (starred review), on "Deadly Intent"""
"Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller." -Karin Slaughter, author of Broken
"For those who love mysteries but wish Patricia Cornwell had a dirtier mind." --"Los Angeles Times", ""on" Above Suspicion"
"Gripping...Increasingly complex." --"PublishersWeekly.com"
"The quintessential police procedural, with a flawed heroine and enough dark twists to keep even the seasoned mystery fan off balance. A must for fans of British cop stories." -"Booklist"