A Face in the Crowd : Jane Tennison

  • by Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Jane Tennison
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The victim was young. Female. And black. Her skull had been smashed in, her face decomposed beyond all recognition. But for Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the corpse that had just been found in one of London's poorest communities was only the beginning of a case that would tear apart an already divided city…and embroil the gritty cop and her force in a hotbed of racial strife, shocking accusations, and sudden, wrenching violence. But Jane Tennison was not a woman who let anything get in the way of her passion for justice. Not the racism of some of the boys in the station house, or the slippery politicking of her superiors. Not even when her own stormy love life explodes in sleazy tabloid headlines. Because a brutal and seductive killer was still at large, luring innocent girls from London's midnight streets. And because for Jane Tennison, stalking her prime suspect has become an obsession-one that could send her spiraling over the edge…

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Beware of "n" word.

Once again, those of you who are offended by the use of the "n" word...even when used in context...should avoid this book. (It still shocks me when I hear it.)
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- Anonymous!

Solid performance. Good storyline.

As usual Davina Porter does a marvelous job with narration. I liked this book better than the first one in the series. There is still racism and sexism but Jane has proven herself, at least to most of her squad, and so while she is still discriminated against it doesn’t overshadow the entire book as it did the first one. The case the squad is working is the primary focus of the book, and prejudice colors the investigation. In the first book, I felt like the prejudice against Jane was the primary focus. The case they are working on is interesting and has some twists so you’re not sure how it will turn out. I did suspect the villain at one point early in the story but I wasn’t sure and there were several others I suspected as well.

I read that a few other reviewers were unsatisfied with the ending but I thought that the way things left off that that opened things up to a possible better future. I guess I’ll see when I listen to the third book.
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- Cindy "alwaysreading1"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.