Before Prime Suspect there was Tennison - this is her story
Jane Tennison has been been promoted to the role of Detective Constable in London's Bow Street CID but she is struggling with some of the decisions her colleagues are making. The more experienced detectives move swiftly from one criminal case to the next, with Jane left doubting both their methods and their finding. When Jane becomes inextricably involved in a multiple rape case she must decide whether to toe the line or endanger her position by seeking the truth. But will her decision put her life in peril?
About the Author
Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked with the National Theatre and Radio Drama Company 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 as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Writer's Award. Lynda has written and produced over 170 hours of international television. Tennison was adapted for TV and was broadcast on PBS in 2017. Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writer's Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity. She is a member of The Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame and is the only lay person to be made a fellow of The Forensic Science Society.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hidden Killers is the second book in the Tennison Series. In book one we met WPC Tennison. She is just starting out her career as a police constable and lost some people who were close to her in a bank explosion. Book 2 picks up right after that with a new CID named Moran. He is different and when a case involving sexual assault pulls Tennison in the middle, things are not what they seem. With her probation period almost over, she applies for a detective spot and is stationed at Bow Street. Where another death seems suspicious to her, but to know one else. Can Jane get people to look into it a bit more? I am loving Tennison. I did not read the early books written about her, but started with these. This series starts at the very beginning of her career, so it is set in her younger years. I really enjoy reading her adventures starting out her career. She is really smart and has a keen sense of thinking that makes her an excellent detective. I can see her career taking off. But she really has to deal with a lot of male chauvinistic attitudes. She is ignored constantly and very underestimated. She really has to step back and think how to handle things in the world where it is not always black and white, but there are grey areas as well. Sometimes you have to cross a line to get the best end results. It is hard for her at times and it makes her nervous. I really am loving this series and cannot wait till the next one comes out. They are mysterious and keep you guessing. Great detective novels. I think they are as good as the Alex Cross series.
A real page turner
Well written and enjoyed the character development.