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Backlash | [Lynda La Plante]

Backlash

Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A woman on the street after a long evening's drinking... She never makes it home. A suspect... an arrest... a confession... A case done and dusted? Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since.
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Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned.

A woman on the street after a long evening's drinking... She never makes it home.

A suspect... an arrest... a confession... A case done and dusted?

Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since.

And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. Too good to be true? DCI Anna Travis, pulled into the fray, isn't so sure that they have their man. Then the suspect changes his story....

Lynda La Plante bestowed John Moores University with a creative writing scholarship in her hometown of Liverpool and is an honorary member of the British Film Institute. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also awarded Lynda with the Dennis Potter Writers Award.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List (for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity), and was presented with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel Above Suspicion at the International Film and Television Festival Conference in Cologne. In 2009 Lynda was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame . Her novels have all been international bestsellers.

©2012 Lynda La Plante (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Linda Wetherby, United Kingdom 22/01/2014
    Linda Wetherby, United Kingdom 22/01/2014 Member Since 2013
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    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.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lynda La Plante before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first book by Lynda La Plant.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Samantha Bond’s performances?

    Enjoyed listening to Samantha Bond, lovely voice and did a good job of different characters voices.


    Could you see Backlash being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Probably a TV series.


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    S LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 07/12/2012
    S LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 07/12/2012 Member Since 2011

    I am not a literary academic but just love clever complicated gritty mysteries with strong characters. Such as Hayder ,Robotham & Jussi

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    "Backlash disappointing"

    Another clever story by a brilliant writer but spoilt by poor narration .

    Irritating to listen too .

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