Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion

Book - 2006
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Young detective Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case -- and it couldn't be a more shocking, more horrific set of killings. They began eight years earlier; now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar -- all of them were drug-using prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found, same modus operandi, but this time the victim is a young student, sweet and innocent, with "the face of an angel." The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically.

Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information that links one man to the killings. A household name, a much-loved actor who is about to become an international movie star -- he has plenty of charm and good looks. Denial and protestations of innocence spring easily and confidently to his lips. An arrest, in the face of intense publicity, would create media frenzy. If he was found beyond doubt to be the wrong man, his career would be finished and Anna's hard-fought-for reputation in the police force destroyed once and for all.

With absolute authenticity and extraordinary power, Lynda La Plante takes us deeper into the criminal mind and the criminal world. And in heroine Anna Travis, she has created another memorable and utterly engaging female detective.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780743284806
0743284801
Branch Call Number: Suspense F LaP

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gusmcrae
Dec 29, 2016

Kind of disappointed with this one, considering it's coming from the creator of the fantastic "Prime Suspect" series. It's supposed to be a young woman's experience on the force, which could make for a compelling read. But honestly, it's just kind of boring and cliched. Anna Travis is the daughter of "everyone's favorite cop" and so she has a lot to live up to. Again, that could be interesting. But instead, Anna just gets wrapped up in an obsession with who she is more attracted to--her boss or the killer. I spent more time rolling my eyes than I did trying to figure out whodunit. I don't know that I'll look into any more books in this series.

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maipenrai
Nov 29, 2016

The first book in the Anna Travis series)

DefyGravity131 Aug 02, 2011

This book was overall really good, especially because you got to understand what was going on in the killer's mind. The interactions between Anna and Langton, her boss, were a little bit awkward and annoying at points, but ended up working out well in the end. The suspense in this book comes not from trying to figure out who the killer is, as most people could probably figure that out from reading the back cover. Even though the answer to the mystery is more than a bit predictable, La Plante keeps readers interested while Anna and the rest of the team have to catch this killer. It was a really good police-detective book, and it was also pretty well-written, despite the fact that most of the characters didn't seem to use contractions enough, which made the dialogue sometimes seem awkward. Overall, a really good book!

dragonsnakes Mar 07, 2011

The author keeps you in suspense with the main character as a detective.

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christinegon
Jan 30, 2011

Lynda La Plante is an amazing author! I love her books!! Well written and suspence right to the end!

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beautifulcheese
May 31, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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