Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion

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In the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie female detective about to embark on her first murder case. The murders couldn't be more gruesome. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar -- all are prostitutes. As the book opens, a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but the victim this time is a sweet young student. Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information that links one man to the killings, a well-known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna might be succumbing to his flattering attention. What if he is arrested, the media erupts, and he is the wrong man?
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006, c2001
ISBN: 9780743276856
074327685X
Branch Call Number: LAP
Characteristics: 392 p

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gusmcrae
Dec 29, 2016

Kind of disappointed with this one, considering it's coming from the creator of the fantastic "Prime Suspect" series. It's supposed to be a young woman's experience on the force, which could make for a compelling read. But honestly, it's just kind of boring and cliched. Anna Travis is the daughter of "everyone's favorite cop" and so she has a lot to live up to. Again, that could be interesting. But instead, Anna just gets wrapped up in an obsession with who she is more attracted to--her boss or the killer. I spent more time rolling my eyes than I did trying to figure out whodunit. I don't know that I'll look into any more books in this series.

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maipenrai
Nov 29, 2016

The first book in the Anna Travis series)

DefyGravity131 Aug 02, 2011

This book was overall really good, especially because you got to understand what was going on in the killer's mind. The interactions between Anna and Langton, her boss, were a little bit awkward and annoying at points, but ended up working out well in the end. The suspense in this book comes not from trying to figure out who the killer is, as most people could probably figure that out from reading the back cover. Even though the answer to the mystery is more than a bit predictable, La Plante keeps readers interested while Anna and the rest of the team have to catch this killer. It was a really good police-detective book, and it was also pretty well-written, despite the fact that most of the characters didn't seem to use contractions enough, which made the dialogue sometimes seem awkward. Overall, a really good book!

dragonsnakes Mar 07, 2011

The author keeps you in suspense with the main character as a detective.

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christinegon
Jan 30, 2011

Lynda La Plante is an amazing author! I love her books!! Well written and suspence right to the end!

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beautifulcheese
May 31, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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