Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante

About the book

Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case – a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. They started eight years ago – now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls identical – all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same – but the victim is a young student with the ‘face of an angel’. The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically. Determined to earn the respect of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom. His arrest would create a media frenzy. But if he were found innocent, his wouldn’t be the only career over – Anna’s hard fought for reputation would be destroyed once and for all …

Reviewed by Yateley and District U3A

Most people enjoyed the book. The storyline started well but was a bit slow in the middle. Good ending. Three members thought it quite horrific. Anna Travis is a resourceful detective and would like to read more books based on this type of murder.
Star rating ***

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4 thoughts on “Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante”

  1. Reviewed by Hartley Readers
    A good read. Well researched. Enjoyable but no deep interpretations.
    Star rating ***

  2. Reviewed by Phoenix
    Plausible, fast moving plot. Good red herring along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.
    Star rating ****

  3. Review by Locksheath U3A Bookgroup 1
    Excellent pacy story. Interesting, true to life characters.
    **** 4 stars

  4. Review by Cowdray
    All the group found this a suspenseful page-turner. An easy read and very enjoyable. Some found it rather graphic but were sorry for Anthony Duffy, although he was hideous, because of what he had been through.
    Star rating ****

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