|Silent Victims by Lynda La Plante|
Synopsis: "Chief Detective Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through the station house’s glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, a case comes in that threatens to destroy everything she has worked for.
As Vera Reynolds, drag queen and night club star, swayed onstage singing “Falling in Love Again,” a sixteen-year-old rent boy lay in the older man’s apartment, engulfed in flames. When Tennison’s investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect, a man with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland Yard, she’s given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. Suddenly, in a case defined by murky details, one fact becomes indisputably clear—that for Tennison, going after the truth will mean risking her happiness, her career, and even her life."
Silent Victims is the 3rd in the Prime Suspect series by Lynda La Plante featuring Detective Jane Tennison. This particular story is much more intense and darker than the other two as it drops the reader into the world of teenage boys, abuse, and prostitution. Tennison is again caught in the middle, working hard to solve a young man's murder, while battling office politics, corrupt cops and secrets.She doesn't know who on her team she can trust. She starts to get too close and the bodies start piling up as lies are uncovered. Tennison comes into her own in the book and her tough attitude really plays well rather than turns the reader off. Or maybe she's just finally grown on me. :)
Thank you to TLC Book Tours for asking me to be part of the Prime Suspect tour, Harper Perennial for providing me with courtesy copies of the books and Lynda La Plante for creating Jane Tennison. She's quite a character. For more thoughts about the series go here.