I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller Buried, the first book in a brand new series by the always fabulous Lynda La Plante. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.
About the book:
An exciting and action packed new thriller, with roots in La Plante’s bestselling novels, Widows and Widows’ Revenge.
Jack Warr is a young DC with the Metropolitan Police. Charming but aimless, Jack can’t seem to find his place in the world – until he’s drawn into an investigation that turns his life upside down.
In the aftermath of a fire at a derelict cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remnants of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes – the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlins and her gang of Widows.
Jack’s assignment to the case coincides with an investigation into his own past. As he searches for the truth about his identity, Jack finds himself increasingly drawn into a murky underworld of corruption and crime. Those millions have not been forgotten – and Jack will stop at nothing to find the truth.
About the author:
Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National theatre and RDC 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, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award.
Lynda has written and produced over 170 hours of international television. Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer Award in 2000.
In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity.
You can also follow Lynda on Facebook and Twitter @LaPlanteLynda.
Buried is the first book in a brand new series featuring DC Jack Warr and what a fabulous introduction it is! Lynda La Plante isn’t known as the Queen of Crime for nothing and in this book she shows us exactly why she’s been a bestselling author at the top of her game for so many years.
I was drawn into the story from the very first page, with the link to the author’s previous novels Widows and Widows Revenge apparent from the outset. I loved the new characters that are introduced and was pleased to see so many strong female characters alongside charismatic young DC, Jack Warr. Jack has moved to London to help further the career of his girlfriend Maggie, but instead finds himself drawn into investigating a cold case from 1995.
A charred body has been found in a burnt and derelict cottage, alongside the remains of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes – the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlings and her gang of Widows. Jack soon finds himself embroiled in a murky underworld of corruption and crime and will stop at nothing to get to the truth. And as if this isn’t enough, Jack’s adoptive father shares that he has terminal cancer, leading to a personal investigation into the young DC’s past as he tries to uncover the truth about his own identity.
Lynda La Plante has written yet another gripping thriller that I’m sure will soon become a firm favourite. Full of the twists, turns and strong characterisation we’ve come to expect, Buried is a fast paced read that once started you will not want to put down.
A strong start to a fantastic new series that I would highly recommend.
Buried by Lynda La Plante is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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