It is late at night on a notorious council estate in east London. A van - garishly painted with a grinning clown's face on the side - is being driven erratically. When the police pull over the driver to question him, they discover, inside the van, the body of a young woman.
A murder suspect . . . an arrest . . . a confession . . . A case done and dusted? But their suspect claims his victim is not his first, but his third.
Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation and left no stone unturned. The fact that case was not solved has haunted him ever since. The enquiry has opened up again but, unable to lead it due to ill health, Langton brings in DCI Anna Travis. Meanwhile the murder team begins the laborious task of verifying the details of the confessions and uncovering the identity of the second victim.
And then the suspect changes his story. They know they have a murderer in custody - but is he a serial killer or just a compulsive liar?
©2012 Lynda La Plante (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
I enjoyed listening to this book but it was fairly mundane. Easy to listen to. Would recommend it though if you want a fairly uncomplicated listen.
This was my first book by Lynda La Plant.
Enjoyed listening to Samantha Bond, lovely voice and did a good job of different characters voices.
Probably a TV series.
I am not a literary academic but just love clever complicated gritty mysteries with strong characters. Such as Hayder ,Robotham & Jussi
Another clever story by a brilliant writer but spoilt by poor narration .
Irritating to listen too .
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