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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynda La Plante Narrator: Kim Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anna Travis Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781482974560
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In the seventh book of the internationally bestselling series by crime queen Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect), newly promoted DCI Anna Travis takes charge of an investigation for the first time. But is it purely a missing person’s case—or a full blown murder inquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without a trace. As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, her superintendent fears that she is losing control. With no body there is no case, and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fun, fearsome, and fiercely independent.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Well-crafted…In a nice twist, the identity of the victim comes into question…lively.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An interesting read and a good British police procedural.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Superbly crafted with terse yet colorful prose…La Plante takes a lot of chances with a far-fetched plot and way-out characters, and she hardly ever misses the mark in this absorbing page-turner.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “This treasure is a true whodunit that will keep the listener guessing…Hicks communicates the frustration and determination of Detective Anna Travis as she tries to solve the case and prove herself a capable investigator in this perfectly performed novel.”

    AudioFile

  • “Contains some nice twists, and the character of Travis continues to evolve and grow in complexity.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania Easton | 2/6/2014

    " Read this out of order, was half way through it then realised it is a continue on but it was still a good read but would rather read a whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 2/5/2014

    " Another fine entry in LaPlante's Anna Travis series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/4/2014

    " Absolutely loved it!!! Fast paced, com,pelling and twisty :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marguerite | 1/29/2014

    " This is an interesting police procedural set in England with a female detective, Anna Travis, the protagonist. While reading Blood Line, I kept thinking this could be a good made-for-TV movie in the vein of Prime Suspect (PBS). My problem was that I didn't relate to Anna. In fact, none of the main characters were fleshed out enough that I could envision them while reading. They might as well have been paper cut-out dolls. The puzzle of who was murdered and why, was the only thing that kept me reading until the end. Anna's grieving over her dead fiancee;Anna's relationship with her boss and former lover; Anna's management style with her direct reports, weren't given the attention I think they deserved to help the reader connect with these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Rhodes | 1/7/2014

    " Lynda La Plante, author of the great PBS series Prime Suspect, has had a hard time selling books in the US. Her Lorraine Page series is one of the darkest and best I've ever read but so hard to find...anyway, the Anna Travis series (this is #7) is also good. Set in London, of course, Anna is a good combination of smart, strong, vulnerable but most of all, likeable. I don't think I've read them all but try starting with the earliest you can find... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 1/1/2014

    " Never disappointed with La Plante. Great thriller well written and so believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominika Daniluk-Gluchy | 12/4/2013

    " Good story line, every page uncovers the complexity of the case which keeps you in suspense till the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 11/19/2013

    " As usual Lynda LaPlante does not disappoint. A great storyline and again very interesting reading about Langton and Anna Travis, 2 great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neville Ryan | 10/8/2013

    " great book in the the true La Plante Fashion.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zerafina Zara | 9/30/2013

    " A fun read, lots of twists and turns in clear prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 7/13/2013

    " I recommend this book & the next one 'Backlash' is a La Plante classic must read ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/6/2013

    " First book that I ever read that I disliked the main character...Anna Travis the detective in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 4/20/2013

    " A pretty good book. My first novel by Lynda La Plante and will definitely try her others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 10/23/2012

    " A solid, complex police procedural with a gradually building intensity that carries through pretty much to the end. I started reading with the expectation of something Prime Suspect-y (having seen some of the original British and most of the American show), and wasn't disappointed. "

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About the Author
Author Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante has written more than thirty novels, including the Prime Suspect series, all of which have been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and East Hampton, New York.

About the Narrator

Kim Hicks has developed and performed in several critically acclaimed one-woman shows which have toured numerous venues throughout the country. She has read poems and short stories for Radio 4, while her theater work includes Viola in Twelfth Night, Nora in A Doll’s House, and the Midwife in The Choice. Her film appearances include Leon the Pig Farmer.