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Backlash

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From the award-winning and internationally bestselling author--the eighth thriller in the popular series featuring London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis

It is late at night on a notorious high-rise estate in the London borough of Hackney, and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A woman on the street after a long night of drinking never makes it home. A suspect . . . an arrest . . . a confession. . . . A case closed?

Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton headed the investigation, but the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since. And now there's a confession to this murder, and to yet another. Is it too good to be true? Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis is pulled into the fray by her mentor and friend, and she isn't so sure that they have their man. Then the suspect changes his story. . . .

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781443416818
Branch Call Number: M LAP
Characteristics: 484 p. ;,23 cm

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My first La Plante book. Enjoyed it very much. Appreciate the detail and realistic feel of the investigation. Recommended by Anne.


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maipenrai
Nov 29, 2016

(The eighth book in the Anna Travis series)

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talktimereader
Jan 20, 2016

Wonderful read on a cold winter's night! Lynda La Plante can spin the most amazing plots and twists. Her characterizations ring too true to real life. A 'must read' and 'can't put down once started'.

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pacdg
Oct 27, 2015

good read, plenty of twists

tomato May 13, 2015

This is the first Anna Travis book I've read, and I couldn't put it down. Excellent view of police work, and all the hours it can take to solve crimes.

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calvoer
Mar 03, 2014

Not the best book in the Anna Travis series, but even on a bad day Lynda LaPlante pulls out ahead of most mystery writers by a long shot. She always stays intensely focused on the mystery plot and makes you feel like you are sitting on the shoulders of the investigating team, sharing their frustrations and breakthroughs. There’s no veering off into subplots about the detective’s dysfunctional childhood or druggie sister. I hope this latest novel is just the writer loosing her footing temporarily and that the next one gets back to form.

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737knox
Nov 04, 2013

very drawn out. boring boring not her best book by any means

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