From the bestselling author of Above Suspicion, Clean Cut and the Red Dahlia comes a gripping new thriller featuring DI Anna Travis. With her professional conduct under scrutiny, Travis faces the toughest challenge of her career as she investigates the murder of a young British film star.
Hot young British film star Amanda Delany had the world at her feet. Never one for the quiet life, she'd had a string of affairs with famous actors, making perfect fodder for the tabloids.
Then came a commission to write a tell-all memoir
When Amanda is found brutally murdered in her elegant mews house, the suspects are lining up- from jealous ex-flatmates to famous lovers to a corrupt agent. Led by DCI James Langton, DI Anna Travis and her team launch an extensive enquiry and discover the sad truth behind Amanda's façade. An autopsy reveals that she was addicted to drugs and starvation diets. Amanda's parents are a cold, unemotional couple who hushed up the fact that their daughter once almost died from a botched back-street abortion. And it is reveald that her massive earnings were being swallowed up in a City fraud.
Eventually the exclusion of suspects brings the investigation to a grinding halt and the team is desperate for a breakthrough. This comes when Amanda's ex-flatmate is suddenly found dead, and through dogged persistence DI Anna Travis makes shocking discoveries about the identify of Amanda's killer.
Meanwhile, Anna is up for promotion, but her boss DCI James Langton is blocking her, with an accusation of professional misconduct. This latest case, her toughest challenge so far could make or break Anna's career.Lynda La Plante
was born in Liverpool. Her novels have all been bestsellers internationally and she has won BAFTA, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society Writers Awards. Her biggest television triumph has been Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren, and she is currently working on her latest series of Trial and Retribution and The Commander.
Simon and Schuster
Author: Lynda La Plante
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