By Lynda La Plante
Within the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized by means of Helen Mirren in top Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie girl detective approximately to embark on her first homicide case. The murders could not be extra ugly. the tactic of killing is the same, the backgrounds of the women very comparable -- all are prostitutes. because the booklet opens, a 7th physique is located, comparable modus operandi however the sufferer this time is a candy younger scholar. Anna stumbles on a necessary piece of data that hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a widely known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna should be succumbing to his flattering realization. What if he's arrested, the media erupts, and he's the inaccurate guy?
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Many of the cabinets had stacks of loose files balanced on top of them. ’ ‘One nearest the wall,’ answered the PC, without looking back. When Anna opened the top drawer, she found it fully stacked with rows of files. Removing an armful, she turned to survey the room. The same PC passed by with the empty tray. ’ The desk in the rear of the room was cluttered with cartons of takeaway food. The wastepaper bin beside it was overflowing with empty hamburger cartons and cold chips. Anna tidied a space for herself.
He leaned across the desk and picked up Melissa’s photograph. ‘Yeah, I know. ’ At first, the team had concentrated their search on the local area, but now the net had spread to include Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. They were monitoring missing persons for women with similar profiles to the victims. It was sick, but it was all Langton could do; a fresh victim might provide the vital clue that would lead them to the serial killer. ’ asked Lewis. ‘No. ’ ‘He called in sick. He was taken to hospital.
We think so, though so far we’ve come up with fuck all. But if the stiff found this morning is connected, we might get some leads. There again, we might not and we won’t get the case. ’ Then the swing doors banged open and all eyes turned towards Langton. ‘It’s Melissa. ’ Langton moved further into the room, which fell silent. He looked haggard, his eyes sunken and his five o’clock shadow was now even darker. ‘They moved fast for us, but we’ll have to wait for any further results. I’m going over to the lab now.