Tutto comincia con l’omicidio della diciassettenne Melissa Stephens, bella e di buona famiglia. Negli ultimi dodici anni erano già state uccise in circostanze analoghe cinque prostitute. La ragazza è la sesta vittima di un assassino imprendibile? O si tratta di un delitto che non ha nulla a che vedere con gli altri? Per l’ispettore capo Langton quell’assassino in libertà è una vera ossessione. Per incastrarlo ci vorrebbe un pizzico di fortuna. È anche per questo che Langton decide di inserire nella squadra il sergente Anna Travis, figlia di un suo apprezzato collega, scomparso da qualche anno, che sarà la mascotte del gruppo. Ma lei, ambiziosa e brillante, non si accontenterà certo di quel ruolo.
Lynda La Plante ha fatto di nuovo centro con un affascinante personaggio femminile, un’eroina del nostro tempo catturata da una trama implacabile.
- ISBN: 8811679664
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 480
Having recently read and enjoyed Lynda La Plante's Jane Tennison books I decided to purchase the Anna Travis series of books this being the first. Anna Travis is a new female detective who is about to work on her first murder case. The gruesome murders are identical and the women's backgrounds are ve Leggi tutto
Poorly done..I picked it as the "murder mystery between serious reads" and it's pathetic..mediocre writing, a plot with no momentum, shallow characters, and, most disturbingly, the climax of the story is simply the gruesome confession of the suspect to all his murders, which comes across as salaciou Leggi tutto
Detective Sargent Anna Travis is assigned to her first homicide and it's a doozy. The brutal death of a 17-year-old woman is linked to the deaths of other women before her, although each of them had been much older, working as prostitutes. Still, the method of death is the same for each one -- are t Leggi tutto
Not at all a bad book, but I found Above Suspicion to be rather unoriginal and the way Detective Anna seems to form a weird affection for the guy suspected of murder is very strange and unrealistic.
Not a bad thiller considering you know right off the bat who the killer is. It's not a matter of ID'ing him...it's a matter for cracking him. I'm not sure I get all the rave about Lynda La Plante. It was a decent enough book, but not one I wld recommend. I found the female lead rather needy, wishy w Leggi tutto
In recent weeks I have become interested in the career of Author Lynda La Plante. I am finally getting on board with her critically acclaimed and award winning TV series Prime Suspect . I thought I might also watch Above Suspicion but why not read the book first. Above Suspicion is the usual serial k Leggi tutto
New Detective Anna Travis, daughter of the late Detective Chief Superintendent Jack Travis is the main character. Anna is chosen by Detective Chief Inspector Langton to join his team investigating a series of murders of prostitutes. There is almost no evidence identifying anyone as the killer, but t Leggi tutto
First completed book of 2010! There isn't much to really 'review' about this book other then it was a satisfactory crime story. I already knew the story unfortunately as I've already seen the TV drama last year in March, which was very good. Unfortunately for me the sequel to this book is being shown Leggi tutto
A terrible book but a good read. Terrible for the wet-blanket heroine who every male in the vicinity likes to grab / scoop up / describe in childlike terms while she tries to determine how attracted she is to them rather than whether Miss Knee should have a quick word with Mr Groin. Terrible for the Leggi tutto
Very competent police procedural. Even though the antagonist is Anna Travis, rookie to Homicide, the story reads exactly like the TV show Prime Suspect, the original British series. I loved Jane Tennison played by Helen Mirren, one of my favorite actresses. However Travis is starting out on her care Leggi tutto
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