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Murder Mile

Jane Tennison, Book 4
Narrated by: Anna-Louise Plowman
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Can Jane Tennison uncover a serial killer?  

The fourth in the Sunday Times best-selling Jane Tennison thrillers, Murder Mile is set in 1979 at the height of the 'Winter of Discontent', when economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain.  

Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days.  

There are no suspects, and the manner of death is different in each case. The only link between the two victims is the location of the bodies, found within a short distance of each other near Rye Lane in Peckham. Three days later another murder occurs in the same area. Press headlines scream that a serial killer is loose on 'Murder Mile' and that police incompetence is hampering the investigation.  

Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer before they strike again. Working long hours with little sleep, what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind.

©2018 Lynda La Plante (P)2018 Bonnier Zaffre

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Beginning of a long hard road

narration very good. was like watching a movie.
Good to see Jane's character beginning to develope.

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Listened in one sitting!

Tennison never disappoints. Loved it! lisened in pretty much a single sitting. Might have to revisit the original series again now.

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Gripping from the start

I’ve now listened to this a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish

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Murder mile a grisly mile indeed

Although I enjoyed this book I found it very grissly to read but nevertheless I finished it. I did enjoy the story ,although as others have mentioned the accents were very bad for some of the characters.

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Another great listern

Another great listen from Lynda La Plante, very well read and could not wait to continue the story. Have already got her next book ready to start

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Reasonable read

I was hoping for a bit more from this book. It was my first Lynda La Plante. Performance was pretty good, although some of the accents challenged the narrator. It did drag a little in places and would probably be a better TV episode than book.

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Good story

Lynda La Plante has written yet another enjoyable book. Unlike a few other comments I found the narration perfect. I love the crisp tones of Anna-Louise’s voice. It did not detract from the story at all. Also criticism of attempted accents were unfounded I feel. I love the Tennison books. Research was good as I lived in the era and several things brought back memories I had forgotten. Looking forward to the next book

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I’d have felt robbed if I’d had to pay for this one...

I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it. The narration and voices were annoying, especially the female narrator’s attempt at cockney male voices. Even more irritating was the narrator attempting to do a West Indian voice which ended up with a Scottish lilt to it. I’m glad this was a free book as I would have felt robbed if I’d had to pay for it.

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Predictable

Lynda la plante has lost the grit in her early books the last couple have been lame and predictable

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Brilliant but WOW at the accents!

A great story as you'd expect. The narration is really good except for attempts at accents. A Scottish and, far worse, a Jamaican character come out very badly!