Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Review: Wrongful Death by Lydia LaPlante


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Harper Collins, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for a new book coming out next week,
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Synopsis:

Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery, tells his guards that Reynolds was murdered, and that he has information to share. 

DCI Anna Travis is scheduled to leave for training at Quantico, as part of an exchange between the Met and the FBI. But before she can leave, she’s got to review the case thanks to her boss, DCS James Langton. Joining her team is senior FBI agent and crime scene expert Jessie Dewar. 

The American’s brash manner quickly ruffles feathers throughout the Met, and what should have been a simple matter of tying up loose ends becomes a political powder keg when the competence of the original investigation team is challenged. Suddenly, Anna is faced with a dangerous choice. Will she close ranks to protect her people, or push to find the truth no matter what the consequences? 



Review:


Anna Travis faces decisions about her duty to her job, her own personal ambition, her new case team boss, her past and future loyalties, and all in a mere 3 weeks time! This is a fast paced mystery, crossing the pond, and back again, with more twists and turns, to always keep the reader guessing! Anna is a character women can relate to- she wants to do well at her job, has a stubborn streak that won't let cases go until she solves them, and reacts the way most of us think we would in the same situations. Which makes for a greater feeling for her character. Dewar seems to be her antithesis, but is she? The book is about assumptions, our public versus private appearances, and the lies we keep from even our close family members. It's a great read and Lydia hits another one out of the ballpark.



About the Author:



Lynda La Plante’s novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute, and a recipient of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Dennis Potter Writers Award. Awarded a CBE she is a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She lives in London. Check out her website for more!


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