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'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter

Everybody has a story to tell . . .

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through Scotland Yard's glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, a high-profile case threatens to destroy everything she has worked for.

When Tennison's latest investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect – a man with connections to politicians, judges and Scotland Yard – she's given a very clear message about the direction her investigation should take.

In a case defined by murky details, one fact becomes indisputably clear – that for Tennison, going after the truth will mean risking her happiness, and maybe her career.

Based on the award-winning TV series starring Helen Mirren.


'Classic Lynda – a fabulous read' Martina Cole

'Satisfyingly full of twists and turns' Independent

'A rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph

'An absorbingly twisty plot' Guardian

About The Author

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Lynda La Plante's many 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

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 26, 2023)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398518612

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