PRIME SUSPECT by LYNDA LA PLANTE.
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FIRST SENTENCE: Mrs Corrina Salbanna was woken from a deep sleep by the sound of the front door banging in the wind.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: (Chapter Ten, Page 303) Every single man had signed the petition. Tennison’s eyes brimmed with tears.
LEANNE'S THOUGHTS: Prime Suspect is the first novel in the Prime Suspect trilogy, featuring DCI Jane Tennison as a tough, straight-talking senior female officer, locked in a continuous battle to prove her worth to male members of the chauvinistic and very traditional Metropolitan Police Force. Having been a little too young to enjoy Prime Suspect as a TV series in the ‘90s, I was intrigued when the title was selected as one of the World Book Night 2015 giver choices. I decided to make Prime Suspect my first choice and I’m very glad I did.
Lynda la Plante’s characters are spot on. Tennison is portrayed as a feisty, self-assured woman who will let nothing stand in the way of her ambition; yet la Plante also allows the reader to gain an insight into the softer side of the DCI’s character.
The plot is extremely tightly written, with no obvious gaps at all. The fast, relentless pace of the narrative sweeps the reader along and, by the end, I didn’t want to put the book down!
I thoroughly enjoyed Prime Suspect. I’ll certainly read the two remaining books in the trilogy and I’m also very interested in reading la Plante’s ongoing Detective Anna Travis series as a result of checking out the author’s website. Great stuff!
My thanks to Leanne for not only sharing her thoughts on Prime Suspect but also along with Mr T for arranging the event which saw the giving away of almost 100 books to students and staff. TT