Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £34.99

Buy Now for £34.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, this is Jane Tennison's story, from rookie police officer to fully fledged detective.

Every legend has a beginning....

During 1974 and 1975, the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not.

Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead and many horribly injured. Jane is a key witness but is adamant that she can't identify the bomber. When a photograph appears in the newspapers showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation.

Good Friday is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin's Hotel. Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there. It's the perfect target. As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden. Can she convince her senior officers in time, or will another bomb destroy London's entire detective force?

©2017 La Plante Global Limited (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What listeners say about Good Friday

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    409
  • 4 Stars
    147
  • 3 Stars
    51
  • 2 Stars
    22
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    368
  • 4 Stars
    131
  • 3 Stars
    55
  • 2 Stars
    28
  • 1 Stars
    9
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    386
  • 4 Stars
    131
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    23
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Oh No!

Where is Julie Teal... her perfect narration of Hidden Killers was part of the reason for my purchasing Good Friday, and instead of her strong, resonant and entirely believable performance I'm listening to an annoying, slightly too high pitched narrator who gabbles across words, has no gravitas and like Jilly Bond has a feintly condescending 'jolly hockey sticks' intonation. A narrator suited to chick lit.

I'll give Good Friday to chapter 3 in deference to La Plante's great writing and the Tennison character before deciding whether to return it but definitely won't purchase anymore if Ms. Jessica Ball is narrating...spoiled it :-(

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointing ... narrator spoiled the story

Loved the first two Tennison books but the narrator for this one is dreadful - the book was hard to listen to and the characters reduced to shallow uninteresting people I couldn’t bear listening to. I gave up before finishing the story the narration was so annoying.

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This book kept me awake all night !

Excellent story line, great characters, easy to listen to. Will definitely repeat again soon.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant book

Really great book . I loved it . Wasn't so keen on the narrator though.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Cliche upon cliche.

What would have made Good Friday better?

Fewer unnecessary descriptions.They just dragged on and on and on.

What could Lynda La Plante have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Fewer cliches. More dynamic. For once I am surprised that I prefer the tv series to the book. It is usually the other way for me. I shan't hear/read any more books by Lynda La Plante.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jessica Ball’s performances?

Rather not.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom.

Any additional comments?

Far too many cliches. Tennison's parents for one thing, also in her relations with men.Too many descriptions about food, clothes. I'm surprised that Jessica Ball did not know how to pronounce HARWICH.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not impressed

Lynda la plante has lost something with this book it was predicable and no grit a bit like story time with mother

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Good Friday

Silly, cliche and hackneyed. A most unbelievable story. Jane Tennison should never have made it out of uniform never mind into a specialized unit.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great addition to the series

Tennison really sets herself apart again as an intelligent, talented detective surrounded by mostly male colleagues who don't always rate her opinion. The twists and turns with a central IRA plot take you by surprise, and just when you think you know what's coming, something unexpected occurs. A very enjoyable listen, yet again.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Far too much unnecessary detailed description

A good story spoilt by so much description of things! Really unnecessary. The readers voice didn’t sound right after listening to the first two books, found it hard to get in to. I liked the story line of Tennison just hope the next book isn’t so detailed!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great addition to the series

Loved everything about this book. Great narration and gripping story. Can’t wait for number 4

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mary Anne Milley
  • Mary Anne Milley
  • 13-09-17

Another exceptional Lynda La Plants book

I am a huge Lynda La Plante fan, and once again she does not disappoint. I initially hesitated to read this book because the IRA bombings are long in the past and I was worried the story would not be relevant. Because of her focus on character development and real human emotions, I feel this story is timeless and as relevant today as at was in 1974.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for rkr4cds
  • rkr4cds
  • 29-08-21

Very confusing chronology..

I've been attempting to listen to the Jane Tennison/Prime Suspect books in a chronological manner but it's very confusing:
EXAMPLE - "Series: Prime Suspect, Book 2, Jane Tennison, Book 7"
So - which is it? Should we follow the links to the Prime Suspect listings or the ones for Jane Tennison? The 1st title I 'read' had her as a DCI, then in the 2nd she was still a DC. It's not as enjoyable listening to them this way....

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Thomas
  • Thomas
  • 14-09-17

A must read thriller ‼️😻👍

Was like riding a roller coaster in the dark ‼️ A one Setting read 🐬THOMAS, Sarasota Florida🌴🌞🌈

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul
  • Paul
  • 17-01-18

Predictable

No suspense in this at all. It’s easy to predict the ending after a few chapters. Not really a mystery at all.