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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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Superb story... dodgy accent warning

Well paced and researched story with well formed characters all round. The only criticism I have is the narrator’s Scottish accent god one character which cane straight out of Brigadoon via Ballamory - grating.

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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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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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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!

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brilliant<br /><br />

loved this book excellent narration can't wait to start another story of Jane Tennyson. thanks

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brilliant detective crime story set in London

brilliant detective crime story . Set in part of London, where we live . thank

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absolutely brilliant

another fabulously written book by Lynda. I just wish it hadn't ended so quickly. I could listen to her books back to back. I can recommend.