Lorraine Page, investigatrice privata, ex poliziotta, ex prostituta ed ex alcolizzata, indimenticabile protagonista dei best-seller Fredda determinazione e Sangue freddo, torna a indagare. Questa volta la ricerca della verità la porta da Hollywood al mondo dei grandi mercanti d’arte.
Quando il cadavere di Harry Nathan – uno dei re di Hollywood, produttore e regista, oltre che raffinato collezionista – affiora nella piscina della sua sontuosa villa di Beverly Hills, lo scandalo è inevitabile. Oltretutto i preziosi capolavori della sua collezione sono scomparsi. Lorraine riceve l’incarico di scoprire il killer del pornomane e corrotto Nathan (e soprattutto di ritrovare il suo tesoro).
Per Lorraine questa indagine sarà un lungo flirt con la morte. Lei e il suo nuovo fidanzato Jake Burton, un pezzo grosso della polizia di Los Angeles, si trovano al centro di una trama mozzafiato, tra omicidi travestiti da suicidi, gigantesche truffe al mondo dell’arte, ricatti resi possibili da un ricco archivio di videocassette.
Ancora una volta Lynda La Plante riesce a dare alla sua eroina una personalità inconfondibile e affascinante: Lorraine Page è una donna in lotta contro i lati oscuri del proprio passato, che non rinuncia al sesso ma cerca anche l’amore, una donna che attraverso la ricerca della verità vuole anche ritrovare la fiducia in se stessa.
- ISBN: 8811681006
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 528
Crime fiction can sometimes be like drinking too much. At the time it feels alright but afterwards you wonder why you did it. I think I've read way too much crime fiction and that is how it makes me feel. This was the first book by Linda la Plante I have read and I think it will be the last.
I haven't read any other works by this author, so I had no preconceived ideas. For me the start was slow, and bogged down by a lot of back-story. Lorraine came across as cold and clinical in the beginning, and to be honest, if I'd had anything else to read (forgot my Nook), I wouldn't have got much f Leggi tutto
I loved this book and the series. Up until the last few chapters, I was so disappointed with how Lynda decided to end it and go with the characters. Some people probably liked it and felt it was a good end but it wasn't for me. This is purely a person opinion and wouldn't tell anyone to not buy or r Leggi tutto
Well.... It was ok. I enjoyed the guessing game of who done it until about half way through. It just stopped going anywhere. Also the ending was drawn out and pointless. Bit of a waste of a character. There could've been more books in the series.
Another great book by one of my fave crime novel authors. It had me gripped from start to finish. Couldn't put it down.
This, the last book in the Lorraine Page trilogy, was the weakest of the three though I was moved by the ending. The first book, "Cold Shoulder" was especially involving as the reader learned about the complexity of the heroine, the history of her troubled past and her struggle to survive despite ha Leggi tutto
I loved the first two books in this series and was prepared to love this one too, but damn she killed off the heroine. I read the three books years ago and I was so pissed off that I vowed that I would never read another Lynda La Plante book and I have been true to my vow, I have not and will not. H Leggi tutto
Cold Heart By Lynda La Plante Okay.. What genre was this book, mystery? Or Philosophy? What was the ending even about? The death of the protagonist herself, Lorraine Page?!? And that was the "ultimate" punishment of her life?? Philosophy much? There was no proper justice at all, at least not by the en Leggi tutto
I've enjoyed the Anna Travis series I so was looking forward to seeing how a series set in Beverley Hills would differ - would it be a grim, gritty tale.... or all Hollywood glitz & glamour a la Jackie Collins? Well I quite enjoyed it but if I'm honest not as much as the Travis series. It was a good Leggi tutto
The third in the series of novels by Lynda la Plante featuring PI Lorraine Page , this one is probably the weakest. . Right from the first novel , Lorraine is unlike any other PI. An alcoholic who has been given up by both her family and colleagues, trying to rebuild her career and feeling the pangs Leggi tutto
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