Backlash

Backlash

An Anna Travis Novel

Book - 2013
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When her mentor pulls her into a five-year-old case involving the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl, London Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis doesn't think the suspect they have in custody is the man responsible, especially when he changes his story. Original. 25,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

Award-winning and international bestselling author Lynda La Plante returns with the eighth installment in her acclaimed series featuring London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis.

Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in the borough of Hackney. A woman on the street never makes it home after a long night of drinking. A white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A suspect . . . an arrest . . . a confession. Case closed?

Five years earlier, a thirteen-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never solved. It has haunted him ever since. And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. But is it too good to be true? After being pulled into the fray, Anna Travis isn't so sure that they have their man.

Then the suspect changes his story. . . .



Publisher: New York : Bourbon Street Books, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9780062134356
9780062134349
Branch Call Number: M LAPLANTE 2013
Characteristics: 484 pages cm

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maipenrai
Nov 29, 2016

(The eighth book in the Anna Travis series)

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talktimereader
Jan 20, 2016

Wonderful read on a cold winter's night! Lynda La Plante can spin the most amazing plots and twists. Her characterizations ring too true to real life. A 'must read' and 'can't put down once started'.

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pacdg
Oct 27, 2015

good read, plenty of twists

tomato May 13, 2015

This is the first Anna Travis book I've read, and I couldn't put it down. Excellent view of police work, and all the hours it can take to solve crimes.

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calvoer
Mar 03, 2014

Not the best book in the Anna Travis series, but even on a bad day Lynda LaPlante pulls out ahead of most mystery writers by a long shot. She always stays intensely focused on the mystery plot and makes you feel like you are sitting on the shoulders of the investigating team, sharing their frustrations and breakthroughs. There’s no veering off into subplots about the detective’s dysfunctional childhood or druggie sister. I hope this latest novel is just the writer loosing her footing temporarily and that the next one gets back to form.

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737knox
Nov 04, 2013

very drawn out. boring boring not her best book by any means

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