Una sera la ex detective Lorraine Page viene aggredita da un uomo armato di martello. Riesce a difendersi a morsi e a metterlo in fuga, per poi scoprire che il suo aggressore è sospettato di aver ucciso con la stessa arma alcune prostitute. Lei è l’unica testimone e così si trova coinvolta suo malgrado nella caccia a un terribile serial killer, tra le strade e le ville di Los Angeles. La traccia è labile, porta al mondo della prostituzione e della pedofilia. Solo Lorraine è in grado di muoversi in quegli ambienti sordidi. Solo lei può intuire le motivazioni e le mosse di una mente omicida. Solo lei può rischiare la vita in una partita efferata e disseminata di false piste.
- ISBN: 8811694434
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 504
The saddest aspect of this novel is the fact it is based on a true story. I love Lynda La Plante and have read almost all her work, so at times I found myself struggling to identify her style in this novel. It is very different to her well-known and much loved Prime Suspect/Jane Tennison series. Fro Leggi tutto
I found this book difficult to get through. It was well-written, and absorbing, but the content was quite confronting. I thought the main character had hit bottom, and then went even further. The book built up nicely, with a bunch of twists, some expected, some unexpected. The climax was a little di Leggi tutto
Absolutely brilliant, never read this author before, this was a holiday buy. Was so enjoyable i want to collect the rest of her work. A well crafted storyline with so many unexpected twists and turns it kept me guessing right up until the last page. Well worth reading if you like fast paced thrillers a Leggi tutto
On my way to a vacation in a remote place, I realized that I'd forgotten to pack any books. My only option was a resale shop, selling used books for $1 each. I grabbed this one, and I suffered. Where to begin? Sloppy and lazy writing. Absurd coincidences. Unlikeable protagonist. She's a truly terrible p Leggi tutto
The first Linda La Plante book I have read based in the U.S. and for the most part I enjoyed it. It was a little slow at times and some of the situations I found a bit implausible but overall good.
I found the first part difficult to read and get into and then I couldn’t put it down.
Author.. Lynda La Plante.. Characters.. Lorraine Page, Rosie Hurst, Bill Rooney, Brad Thorburn, Steven Janklow, Art Matthews, Norman Hastings, Didi, Holly, Nula .. location .. Los Angeles.. Genre.. Suspense.. PLOT.. Eight Girls, all prostitutes from different areas and a male named Norman Hastings were Leggi tutto
This is the first book I've read by this author though I've enjoyed the "Prime Suspect" mysteries on PBS based on her books. It's a fast, exciting page-turner whose protagonist, Lorraine Page, is a former police lieutenant who is kicked off the force in Pasadena, CA for killing an unarmed youth whil Leggi tutto
Reading LaPlante, you have to know right off that the book will be a bit dark and gritty. First off, she’s a contemporary Brit, and next she wrote the Tennison series starring Helen Mirren. Her protagonists are women, often alcoholic, and as such, tend to be self-destructive. Already dark. In this o Leggi tutto
This one did not excite, thrill or interest the reader as much as many of her other books do. I am a big fan of La Plante, some of her books have been superbly written crime thrillers that keeps you holding on for more....not so with this one. The plot just seemed to take forever to even begin to ha Leggi tutto
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