March 27, 2013

Book Review -Backlash by Lynda LaPlante Fiction

 Another strong entry in her Above Suspicion series, this can be read as a stand alone story. DCS James Langton must be one of the most infuriating and bullying characters in modern fiction but thankfully he is on the fringes of this story which starts with the random stop by police of van. They find a dead body in the back. The murderer turns out to be far more deadly then they first imagine and the hunt for clues is difficult and far reaching. LaPlante is very strong procedurally which makes up for a certain emotional distance in her main characters. This should please her legions of fans.

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