Above Suspicion - Lynda La Plante

Above Suspicion

By Lynda La Plante

  • Release Date: 2008-10-30
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 132 Ratings


The first instalment in the bestselling Anna Travis series from the BAFTA-winning writer Lynda La Plante

Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case - a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. They started eight years ago - now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls identical - all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same - but the victim is a young student with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically.

Determined to earn the respect of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom. His arrest would create a media frenzy. But if he were foundinnocent, his wouldn't be the only career over - Anna's hard fought for reputation would be destroyed once and for all …

'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller. Above Suspicion blew me away - it grabs you and doesn't let go until the last page' KARIN SLAUGHTER

'La Plante is building up an interesting body of writing that is underrated… Anna proves a resourceful and believable heroine and heralds the launch of a major new character' GUARDIAN

'The prime suspect here is an adored actor, poised to hit the big time. Could he really be behind a string of grisly murders? It's up to Anna Travis, La Plante's gutsy new heroine, to find out' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Like Jane Tennison, Anna Travis has to work a world which is still rampantly chauvinistic… it is a novel to read about the complexity of relationships, as well as for its compelling plot' DAILY EXPRESS


  • Above Suspicion

    By 2ghosts
    Brilliant read!
  • An unforgettable read

    By Trentside
    This was the first time that I had read anything by Lynda La Plante, and was unsure what to expect. I was well and truly hooked from page 1. Anna Travis is a very believable, and as the story unfolded, you began to understand her and what drives her. The story was fascinating, and brought me into a world that I knew nothing about. I can't wait to read more of her books!