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Prime Suspect meets Ashes to Ashes as we see Jane Tennison starting out on her police career . . .

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Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National Theatre and RDC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing - and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series Widows. Her novels have all been international bestsellers. Her original script for the much-acclaimed Prime Suspect won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society. Tennison was adapted by ITV and broadcast in March 2017 in the UK. Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer Award in 2000. In 2008 she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity.


Classic Lynda, a fabulous read * Martina Cole on HIDDEN KILLERS *
La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity * Sunday Telegraph *
An absorbingly twisty plot * Guardian on HIDDEN KILLERS *
The pace is breathless and the plot is satisfyingly full of twists and turns * Independent on Sunday on HIDDEN KILLERS *
The iconic detective's early years in the police force * The Bookseller *
Don't miss the latest Jane Tennison thriller * Best magazine *
Queen of crime drama, Lynda La Plante, is back with a brand new thriller that will leave you gripped! * Yours magazine *
I would highly recommend Good Friday. It is well written, the characters are well crafted, easy to picture and easy to hear through the authentic dialogue. It's a very accessible, readable police procedural with a well controlled story line. It's dramatic and exciting and well worth a read! * Bibliomaniac *
Lynda's created a wonderful world, that tastefully mixes reality with fiction, in a fast moving plot that will keep you up reading late into the night. * Sarah Withers Blog *
I would highly recommend this fast paced page turner. It has left me eager to read more! * Bookish Bits *
I for one am certainly waiting with baited breath to read what is next in store for Jane. This is one of those series that I will be recommending for a long time to come! * P Turners Book Blog *
La Plante is on a roll with these atmospheric prequel crime thrillers as the increasingly street-wise, stronger, more confident Jane Tennison finds a firmer footing and learns to speak her mind, although there is still an appealing vulnerability and insecurity that makes her intensely and credibly human... Brimming with Seventies nostalgia, danger and suspense * Lancashire Evening Post *
Great characters can only take us so far in crime fiction though and of course in the hands of such an assured writer as Lynda La Plante the reader is guaranteed a solid plot, fairly told with enough red herrings to keep those brain cells ticking over and evaluating the facts while the clues unfold at a pace that feels natural to the background investigation. In fact, everything I look for in my crime fiction * Cleopatra Loves Books *
One of the strengths of Lynda La Plante's story-telling is the way in which she captured so many different aspects of that era. Her intensive research into police procedural methods at the time was used to good effect * Nudge Books *
A well-observed and nailbiting read * The Sun *
They may have been bleak days but at least there was Jane Tennison in them to keep them interesting... [an] excellent addition to the series * Sunday Sport *
This dramatic tale will keep you gripped until the very end * Woman Magazine *
Pitting villain against detective in a chilling showdown, this novel will keep you gripped * Woman's Own *
LaPlante writes smart dialogue and knows the lingo. Some 40 years in the business, she's still ticking all the boxes. * RTE Guide *

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