From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison.
In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney, where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died. The murder enquiry is soon running cold....
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Another Disappointment from Lynda LaPlante
The story is set in the early 1970's but is it a romance, mystery a pastiche? The crime is a rehash that has been written so many times and much better than this effort. It certainly is a page turner you want to get to the end quickly and wonder why you wasted your time listening to this.The writing is sloppy, and uninspired. It appears that the hidden intention is another television series introducing us to the young, naïve Jane Tennison. It's a leap to believe that she turns into the gutsy fortyish DCI Tennison.
I enjoy reading/listening to novels about young women detectives such as Helen Grace and Maeve Kerrigan and would love to know more about their early lives. But Tennison turned me off of Tennison and Lynda LaPlante.
The narrator didn't have much to work with and her narration is flat.
I would not have asked the author to rewrite most of the book.
Save your credits or cash and read one of the newer writers!
Only Lynda La Plante book I have been not liked
It was boring not the usual fast pace of La Plante's other novels, Jane was not believable especially if you are a fan of prime suspect.
go back to her former style
The characters were all weak and Jane was the most annoying, yes this is where she starts her career but she had no spark, drop Jane and focus on the plot