Great storyline taking us to the next step on Tennison s journey to being a top detective Lynda la Plante does a lot of research to ensure all details are correct for the era Storyline was very good, showing us how hard it was for a woman to be successful in the policeforce in the 1970 s, but she never gave up trying Classic Lynda, A Fabulous Read Martina Cole 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 Enthralling Heat A Rollicking Period Piece Mail On Sunday The Pace Is Breathless And The Plot Is Satisfyingly Full Of Twists And Turns The Independent On SundayLynda La Plante Was Born In Liverpool She Trained For The Stage At RADA And Worked With The National Theatre And RSC 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, British Broadcasting And The Royal Television Society As Well As The Edgar Allan Poe Award Lynda La Plante Was Made An Honorary Fellow Of The British Film Institute And Was Given The BAFTA Dennis Potter Award In She Was Awarded A CBE In The Queen S Birthday Honours List In And Was Inaugurated Into The Crime Thriller Writers Hall Of Fame In Visit Lynda At Her Website Lyndalaplante Twitter LaPlanteLyndafacebook LyndaLaPlanteCBE Reasonable story, though somewhat predictable But, as often is the case, LlaP spoils her narrative with the constant use of words like schlep which have no meaning to the vast majority of her readers Another of her favourites is flack What she really means is flak , a word derived from the term used by the Germans for anti aircraft fire. Another superb read from Lynda La Plante It s very hard to stop reading them as you just want to start the next chapter to see what s happening As I ve said in the past the writing is excellent, so descriptive that you can visualise all the characters very clearly Wonderful On to book 3 now Jackie Bailey Enjoyed Tennison 1 very much and looked forward to reading Tennison 2 Yes, the continuity was there but thought that, perhaps rather peculiarly at this stage, that the theme was tending to be formulaic Perhaps this was due to other authors in this genre copying LyndaLa Plante s style and my fault for reading them first However, I will certainly try others in the series. Excellent, gives a realistic view of behind the scene workings of the CID also the struggle of Jane Tennison to be accepted in the 70.s and 80,s as a Female DC.In my head I could hear Helen Mirren aka young, D.C Jane Tennison.Looking forward to Crime Stories. This book was so boring that I really had trouble bothering to finish it and was left wondering why I had spent money on it The plot was poor, the characters unappealing and I can only suppose that it was published because of her previous, rather better work Also, attention to detail seems to be wholly lacking e.g a barrister whether acting for the prosecution or the defence is referred to as Counsel not council Further, why is it that so few people understand the difference between imply and infer Surely, even if the author does not know, a half literate editor should spot this. A good read Having grown up during this period of time and having some legal association with our local Police Station, I find the descriptive nature of the novel accurate both from the surroundings and attitudes, It was what was described as good policing although there will be people today who would contest this Having read a number of Tennison books and watched various TV series and films, it was good to read of her development in the lower reaches of the Police Force and her fight against prejudice against female officers.