By Lynda La Plante
(Touchstone, Paperback, 9781439139301, 512pp.)
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
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When the body of a young woman is discovered close to a highway service station, Detective Inspector Anna Travis is brought on to the team of investigators by her former lover and boss, Detective Chief Superintendent Langton. As more evidence is uncovered, the team realizes that they are contending with a triple murder investigation—and no suspect.
But then a murderer Anna helped arrest years ago makes contact from prison. Cameron Welsh insists that he can help track down the killer, but he will divulge his secrets only to Anna herself. Does he really have an insight into another criminal’s mind, or is he merely intent on getting into hers?
The team soon realizes that they are dealing with a killer whose deviousness has enabled him to commit horrific crimes, yet remain undetected for years. As the case draws to a close, Welsh’s obsession for Anna fuels a terrifying rage that will have disastrous consequences for Anna, who finds herself staring into the face of a desperate personal tragedy.
Lynda La Plante's fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York. Visit her website at laplantebooks.com.
"Gripping...Increasingly complex.” --PublishersWeekly.com
"Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller." -Karin Slaughter, author of Broken
“Masterful writing, a superbly crafted plot, nail-biting suspense.” —Booklist (starred review), on Deadly Intent
“La Plante has created another damaged heroine almost as appealing as her inimitable Jane Tennison.” —Publishers Weekly, on Clean Cut
“For those who love mysteries but wish Patricia Cornwell had a dirtier mind.” —Los Angeles Times, on Above Suspicion
“The quintessential police procedural, with a flawed heroine and enough dark twists to keep even the seasoned mystery fan off balance. A must for fans of British cop stories.” -Booklist
“This tear-away thriller will keep you awake at night, prying your closing eyes open with toothpicks, to get to the next clue.…A rip-roaring, can’t-put-it-down read.” –Suspense magazine