Good Friday

Good Friday

Lynda La Plante / Oct 20, 2019

Good Friday BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON Every legend has a beginning During and the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign In one day alone they planted seven bombs at locati

  • Title: Good Friday
  • Author: Lynda La Plante
  • ISBN: Good Friday
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  • BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON Every legend has a beginning During 1974 and 1975 the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London Some were defused some were not.Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Co BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON Every legend has a beginning During 1974 and 1975 the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London Some were defused some were not.Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can t identify the bomber When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation Good Friday is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin s Hotel Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there It s the perfect target As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden Can she convince her senior officers in time, or will another bomb destroy London s entire detective force Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Audio, 512 pages Published October 20th 2017 by Simon Schuster Audio UK first published August 24th 2017 More Details Original Title Good Friday ISBN 147115615X ISBN13 9781471156151 Series Tennison 3 Other Editions 19 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought 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details Sort Default Filter Sep 12, 2018 Brenda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 release, arc, reviewing by request, sent by publisher, thriller, mystery, 5000 books, own read 4.5 sMaking her way up the stairs from the tube station, DC Jane Tennison helped a young mother with a stroller It was mayhem peak hour and the lifts were out, so people were going up as well as down the stairs The security guard at the top was struggling to contain the crowd when Jane heard a voice calling to a person that he d left his bag behind Jane ran after him to help the old lady but was aggressively brushed aside her immediate reaction was fear and she began yelling, just as the b 4.5 sMaking her way up the stairs from the tube station, DC Jane Tennison helped a young mother with a stroller It was mayhem peak hour and the lifts were out, so people were going up as well as down the stairs The security guard at the top was struggling to contain the crowd when Jane heard a voice calling to a person that he d left his bag behind Jane ran after him to help the old lady but was aggressively brushed aside her immediate reaction was fear and she began yelling, just as the bomb went off Interviewed on her recollections of what had happened, plus the identification of the bomber, Jane knew she hadn t seen him properly to be sure of the identity The only reliable witness was the old lady who was now in hospital in a critical condition But Jane was determined to help The IRA had Britain in a stranglehold and the residents weren t feeling safe Jane and her colleagues knew the clock was ticking and the race was on Good Friday by Lynda LaPlante is the 3rd in the Tennison series and another gritty, tension filled thriller which I loved I feel sorry for Jane, as she comes across as being used and walked all over by her mostly arrogant colleagues she s a little na ve and struggles to do well then when she does, she doesn t get the recognition she deserves It s a very male dominated time, 1976 Good Friday was a quick read which I thoroughly enjoyed Highly recommended.With thanks to Allen Unwin for my ARC to read in exchange for my honest review flag 24 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 07, 2017 Amanda Mrs Bs Book Reviews rated it really liked it Shelves 2017 books starsI ve always been curious about bestselling British author Lynda LaPlante s work I enjoyed the television series Prime Suspect, based on LaPlante s books, starring Helen Mirren but until now, I have not delved into her books A giveaway win of Good Friday, the latest novel by Lynda LaPlante, provided me with the opportunity to experience my first LaPlante novel and now I am quite smitten In the year 1976, London is under attack from the IRA After a starsI ve always been curious about bestselling British author Lynda LaPlante s work I enjoyed the television series Prime Suspect, based on LaPlante s books, starring Helen Mirren but until now, I have not delved into her books A giveaway win of Good Friday, the latest novel by Lynda LaPlante, provided me with the opportunity to experience my first LaPlante novel and now I am quite smitten In the year 1976, London is under attack from the IRA After a relentless bombing campaign in Britain s capital, a deadly attack at one of London s underground stations, Convent Garden, sees young detective constable Jane Tennison caught up in the attack Jane bravely survives the attack and becomes a key witness Just prior to the explosion, Jane caught a glimpse of the bomber However, in the aftermath of the attack, Jane struggles to recollect the man As a result, she becomes a star witness in this high profile case, requiring around the clock police protection Behind the scenes, the Metropolitan police work relentlessly to try to apprehend the terrorists In the background, plans for the annual Good Friday police dinner dance continue to take shape, unperturbed by the recent terror attacks As the dance draws near, security at the location of the dinner dance is stepped up a notch Jane, an expected attendee of the event, regains her memory of the Covent Garden terrorist attack in the week before the dance A sense of dread follows this flashback as Jane realises she is now able to recognise the bomber, who is too close for comfort Jane faces the fight of her life, as she must protect herself from further harm from the IRA unit and convince her superiors that she has a hunch about another imminent attack.My first Lynda LaPlante experience was a welcome one It is always a bit risky reading a novel that is part of a long running series, featuring a well established lead I didn t need to worry about feeling like I had missed the boat on this one, LaPlante put my apprehension aside through her spellbinding new novel As this is the third novel that focuses on the early career of Jane Tennison, there is plenty of character building that takes place.LaPlante does a superb job of bringing to life the specific period detail relating to her novel It is obvious she has done her homework on this era, as she writes both informatively and passionately about this era After reading her setting descriptions, I felt like I had stepped straight out onto the streets of London in the 1970 s There were plenty of race, class and sex based tensions at hand that LaPlante presents well Even the fashion choices popular at the time were spot on This is a book injected with plenty of authentic 1970 s detail.For those not familiar with London s history in the 1970 s, LaPlante expertly brings this era to life in an accessible way, through her compelling narrative I confess to possessing very little knowledge of the IRA, only a few titbits of information from my father, who lived in London at this time LaPlante served to draw my attention to this time, place and events that took place through her novel It is presented in an entertaining format, giving us an insight into a very modern history of London.LaPlante s characterisation is a credit to her I soon took a liking to the lead of this novel and many of Laplante s backlist novels, the well known Jane Tennison LaPlante does a fine of backtracking her famous lead and giving the reader an insight into Tennison s life in the early stages of her career We get a good sense of her eagerness, fragility, her natural aptitude for her job, her loyalty to her family and the difficulty Jane experiences in balancing her love life with her career The secondary and supporting characters round up this novel nicely.In terms of the plot itself, it travels at a steady but not rip roaring pace There are plenty of narrative threads at play in Good Friday and the reader is able to play an active role in piecing all the parts together The police work was a highlight for me in this novel I enjoyed reading the sections involving Jane s work with the Dip Squad , a section of the police force dedicated to apprehending professional pick pockets I also found the investigations put into the IRA riveting It certainly is a pulse pounding race to find the dangerous bomber and help prevent any further deadly attacks from taking place.Good Friday was a than satisfying ride, aided by LaPlante s individual writing style that seemed to draw me in It left me immediately seeking out titles from LaPlante, featuring the ever enduring detective Jane Tennison I wish to thank the publisher, Allen Unwin, for providing me with a free copy of this book flag 19 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jul 22, 2017 Sandy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc from netgalley, british cops, british history, crime, forensics, police procedural, series, suspense, the troubles, 1970 s 3.5 starsI cannot think of this character without picturing the inimitable Dame Helen Mirren from BBC s excellent Prime Suspect But before she became the complex world weary DCI of that series, she was DC Jane Tennison, a young woman just finding her feet.London in 1976 is a dangerous place to be a cop The IRA its various factions are a constant threat their bombing campaign has resulted in fear fatalities Jane feels like she s collecting dust at Bow St is des 3.5 starsI cannot think of this character without picturing the inimitable Dame Helen Mirren from BBC s excellent Prime Suspect But before she became the complex world weary DCI of that series, she was DC Jane Tennison, a young woman just finding her feet.London in 1976 is a dangerous place to be a cop The IRA its various factions are a constant threat their bombing campaign has resulted in fear fatalities Jane feels like she s collecting dust at Bow St is desperate to handle real cases Her boss finally gives in transfers her to the Dip Squad , a motley crew charged with taking down organized gangs of pick pockets Jane is the only woman on the team has a lot to learn But in the course of her first few days, she inadvertently becomes the centre of attention after the bombing of a tube station She finds herself in the middle of a huge investigation, surrounded by colleagues who won t hesitate to use her to get a result Her personal life is also undergoing great change Jane is eager to leave her sheltered home life behind buys a small flat There are potential love interests on the horizon but as the book progresses, it becomes clear one or two have hidden agendas.This is a quick, easy read with several side plots to flesh out the story It does a good job of reflecting the social attitudes reality of the times for women who dared to want something ie other than a nice little clerical job to keep them occupied til they snag a husband start a family This is Jane s story so the large cast of peripheral characters are only lightly sketched out as they cross Jane s path She can be smart headstrong yet retains the insecurities naivet of a young woman slightly daunted by the prospect of taking responsibility for her choices My only quibble is her tendency to eye every male colleague she meets as a potential suitor It s ironic considering she spends a lot time bemoaning how female cops are objectified treated as skirts whose job description includes making the station house tea.The last few chapters are tense fast paced as bomb investigation comes to a head For fans of the later books, it s an interesting look at how it all began for the woman who would become the formidable DCI flag 18 likesLike see review Mar 14, 2018 Liz Barnsley rated it really liked it review of another edition This is actually the first novel in the early Tennison series I have read Thoroughly enjoyed it, but I do love this character both in visual and literary format I love seeing her in the early years, would definitely recommend them I m going back to read the previous two as soon as I can.Full review to follow flag 15 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 17, 2017 Gary rated it really liked it I have been meaning to read a Lynda La Plante novel for some tine having always enjoyed her television adaptions such as Prime Suspect I found this such an easy novel to read with the characters being so familiar to me due to the television production and it made a very good read.The book is set during Tenyson s early career when the IRA were subjecting London to a terrifying bombing campaign Jane Tennison while on her way to court one morning is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several I have been meaning to read a Lynda La Plante novel for some tine having always enjoyed her television adaptions such as Prime Suspect I found this such an easy novel to read with the characters being so familiar to me due to the television production and it made a very good read.The book is set during Tenyson s early career when the IRA were subjecting London to a terrifying bombing campaign Jane Tennison while on her way to court one morning is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured She is a key witness, but is adamant that she can t identify the bomber When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation Good Friday is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin s Hotel Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there It s the perfect target.Jane Tenyson is an excellent character both in the television series played by Helen Mirren and also in the actual books where it is easy to picture Helen Mirren as the lead character I found this book an excellent read while relaxing on holiday and fully intend to read both of Lynda La Plante s books as well as revisiting the television series.I would like to thank both Net Galley and Bonnier Zaffre for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review flag 14 likesLike see review Feb 02, 2019 Jess rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves we ll see if i can remember to add Good Friday by Lynda la Plante is book 3 in the Tennison series.It s an easy paced police thriller set in 1976 and is based on the IRA bombings in London.It starts a little slower than the last 2 books but picks up pretty quickly and contues untill the end.When reading you have a feeling of nervous energy running through you with a tiny bit of frustration thrown in.Jane Tennison in this book was made to be a little weaker than normal considering she is trying to find her place in the overly popu Good Friday by Lynda la Plante is book 3 in the Tennison series.It s an easy paced police thriller set in 1976 and is based on the IRA bombings in London.It starts a little slower than the last 2 books but picks up pretty quickly and contues untill the end.When reading you have a feeling of nervous energy running through you with a tiny bit of frustration thrown in.Jane Tennison in this book was made to be a little weaker than normal considering she is trying to find her place in the overly populated man s world of the police force That s the 70 s for you Your also left with a few unanswered questions about the other story that runs in and out through the main one.But I would still highly recommend this series flag 13 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jess Thanks Mary Beth You can read them as a standalone but I do recommend the series 2 hours, 26 min ago Felicia Great review, Jess you may end up convincing me to try out this author yet 1 hour, 4 min ago Jul 18, 2017 Christine rated it really liked it review of another edition I ve loved my journey into Jane Tennison s early years We are now on the third instalment with Good Friday It is 1975.The story takes us into the time when London was feeling the effects of the IRA and their bombing campaign Jane Tennison is still in the police force and has risen to the rank of detective constable She is determined to be taken seriously and to be put to good use However Jane is subject to repeated sexual discrimination and has to fight to get anywhere She wants to work in I ve loved my journey into Jane Tennison s early years We are now on the third instalment with Good Friday It is 1975.The story takes us into the time when London was feeling the effects of the IRA and their bombing campaign Jane Tennison is still in the police force and has risen to the rank of detective constable She is determined to be taken seriously and to be put to good use However Jane is subject to repeated sexual discrimination and has to fight to get anywhere She wants to work in the Flying Squad, a department that deals with organised crime Jane ends up in the Dip Squad, where they go after organised pick pocketers One day, Jane is in the wrong place at the wrong time A bomb goes off at Covent Garden station and she is a witness to the devastation and terror She is a key witness and the police are keen to exploit this putting the Tennisons in danger Will the IRA get to Jane Will her bosses take her seriously for once I loved getting back to Jane and her early years as a police officer However I do find the constant sexism and down playing of her abilities very trying Yes Jane is naive, yes she is still finding her feet and yes she is learning I am sure she is no different from anyone else learning a new job and picking up skills She has incredible instincts and she gets some things very right I just wish she had a mentor or a decent colleague to support her It seems like she is up against constant negativity These are men who are her superiors, who want to take the credit, when she gets it right and are quite happy to pull her to pieces at the same time She is repeatedly sexualized, in derogatory terms by all of the men she comes into contact with Surely all men in 1975 were not dinosaurs In spite of my frustration with the treatment of Jane, I thought the terrorist bombings and how they played out at Convent Garden station were very effective Jane seems very much traumatized by the horrific bomb blast and what she witnessed It was interesting to see how the IRA operated with code words and sleeper agents I do remember the later IRA bombings, in particular the one in Brighton.I thought this was a cracking read Jane Tennison is my kind of detective She is the woman we all loved in Prime Supect I just want her to be allowed to shine, a little bit or to just thump someone who makes a derogatory comment about her Jane Tennison needs to kick some ass We all know she can do it flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Terence M rated it liked it Review to follow 3.5 My final written review will determine rounding down or up However, atm I have some extension of credibility issues and concern about possible padding out of the story EG, why was the flatmate introduced and what purpose did this character serve However, enjoyed the read and will move on to 4 in the near future Narration was very good and the story flowed well towards the easily predictable ending Review to follow 3.5 My final written review will determine rounding down or up However, atm I have some extension of credibility issues and concern about possible padding out of the story EG, why was the flatmate introduced and what purpose did this character serve However, enjoyed the read and will move on to 4 in the near future Narration was very good and the story flowed well towards the easily predictable ending flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 04, 2018 Nick Brett rated it did not like it The Prime Suspect TV series featured a strong plot and that fantastic performance by Helen Mirren to bring the character of Jane Tennison to life These books feature the young Tennison and are the polar opposite to the TV series in that they are poorly written, long winded and with awful dialogue and characterisation I m very sorry, but I am a detective with the Metropolitan Police and I would like you to take my enquiry seriously is a typical example of how Jane a 26 year old detective ta The Prime Suspect TV series featured a strong plot and that fantastic performance by Helen Mirren to bring the character of Jane Tennison to life These books feature the young Tennison and are the polar opposite to the TV series in that they are poorly written, long winded and with awful dialogue and characterisation I m very sorry, but I am a detective with the Metropolitan Police and I would like you to take my enquiry seriously is a typical example of how Jane a 26 year old detective talks to people, can you imagine anyone talking like that The book is full of stilted dialogue and a plot that doesn t flow, has no logic and will have you shouting at the pages telling Jane she is an idiot.Anyway, late 70s and IRA bombings Jane gets caught up in one and may have seen the bomber Despite a degree of PTS, can she help stop them before their next atrocity To be honest I was starting to hope they would get her and we would all be spared any.This whole book feels like it was dialled in by a twelve year old on author work experience Awful flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 06, 2018 Anne rated it really liked it review of another edition So, now I have to hold up my hands and admit that I ve not read a book by Lynda La Plante before I know, where on earth have I been What really attracted me to Good Friday was the era This is a Jane Tennison thriller before Prime Suspect , and set in the 1970s when Jane is a rookie cop, just starting out in her police career I figured that if I got to know something about the early years, then it would be easier for me to go on and read the Prime Suspect books.I read Good Friday whilst we So, now I have to hold up my hands and admit that I ve not read a book by Lynda La Plante before I know, where on earth have I been What really attracted me to Good Friday was the era This is a Jane Tennison thriller before Prime Suspect , and set in the 1970s when Jane is a rookie cop, just starting out in her police career I figured that if I got to know something about the early years, then it would be easier for me to go on and read the Prime Suspect books.I read Good Friday whilst we were away on a cheeky overnight break in Durham at the weekend I settled down by the pool in the spa whilst the bloke went and sweated it out in the sauna Cocktail at hand, bedded down on a comfy lounger with a blanket, I dived in to the book, not the pool I was engrossed immediately Lynda La Plante flung me back to the 1970s with her incredibly atmospheric descriptions of both the characters and the setting.Jane Tennison is a detective she s just joined the Dip Squad a team of officers who deal with pick pockets on the busy streets of London She really wants to join the Flying Squad, and knows that if she proves herself to her colleagues, she may be the first woman to get that chance She s on her way to a court hearing when she gets caught up in a terrorist bombing at Covent Garden Tube Station The IRA left a bomb in a rucksack and there are multiple fatalities Jane is one of the only people who actually saw the bomber.The plot follows Jane as she and her colleagues try to find the culprit, and the sleeper gang who they are convinced are operating in the area This is not just an everyday police procedural novel, this is also the story of Jane her family and her friends.There s an innocence and vulnerability about Jane that surprised me in places At times, I knew damn well that what she was saying, or doing was going to cause huge problems for her, and her team However, Lynda La Plante does make Jane a likeable and utterly believable character, she has a good heart and I m sure that her experiences are going to shape her future character.What really impressed me was the whole 1970s vibe Those of us of a certain age will remember TV shoes such as the Sweeney and the Professionals testosterone filled car chases dubious dialogue, sexist remarks and lots of cigarettes and leather jackets Good Friday is full of them Those manly, police officers who really didn t think that the force was any place for a woman, yet were protective of Jane throughout There are scenes that will make the woman of 2018 cringe, yet they are exactly right for the setting.Good Friday has a fast paced plot, if a tiny bit predictable in places, but it s great fun and so easy to read, and I will certainly be on the look out for of Lynda La Plante s books Perfect for a lazy day at the spa flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 28, 2017 Deborah rated it really liked it review of another edition Lynda La Plante s Tennison was one of my favourite books when released in 2015 It s basically the backstory of Jane Tennison the take no prisoners senior detective chief inspector whatzit from her popular Prime Suspect books and the equally popular TV series based on those books starring Helen Mirren.Set in the early 1970s, Tennison, Hidden Killers, and now Good Friday, focus around the early years of Jane after she first joins the police force Obviously the sexist attitudes and pre Lynda La Plante s Tennison was one of my favourite books when released in 2015 It s basically the backstory of Jane Tennison the take no prisoners senior detective chief inspector whatzit from her popular Prime Suspect books and the equally popular TV series based on those books starring Helen Mirren.Set in the early 1970s, Tennison, Hidden Killers, and now Good Friday, focus around the early years of Jane after she first joins the police force Obviously the sexist attitudes and prejudice she experiences in the Prime Suspect series kicking off in the early 1990s is nothing compared to the attitudes of many two decades earlier but the resilient and resourceful young Jane doesn t let that stand in her way.When we again meet Jane she s now a detective and though her new boss is kinda supportive she s basically doing grunt work She aspires to join the Flying Squad a boys only arrogant bunch who investigate armed robberies across London Her boss offers her a stepping stone however on the Dip Squad a similar group, though less prestigious, targetting pickpockets.Jane s really only on the job briefly when she literally stumbles across the terrorist attack It s not the first time in these books that Jane s in the right place at the right time for most of us that would be wrong place, wrong time and somehow ends up embroiled in a high profile case It is however Jane s doggedness which sees them catch a break Having said that, there s also still a naivety which has long disappeared before we later meet her as a DCI.There s probably less focus on the boys club thing in this novel, though on Jane s personal life in terms of buying her own flat practically unheard of then I gather and the challenges she has in trusting those around her And there are a few love interests floating about for good measure.In the previous books in this series my main concern or criticism has been around the fact that La Plante s included two plots Though it was less of an issue in the second in the series than the first It doesn t really happen this time around, though the case Jane is initially working on remains in the periphery a little And in reality there are a lot of threads at play in the bombing, so we re kept busy piecing those together.I m loving early young Jane and think La Plante is doing a good job of building her into the detective and character we later meet Of course there s still a fragility and innocence to this Jane and we re slowly learning why older Jane though perhaps still retaining some of that sensitivity has a hardened and bristly shell.Read the full review on my site flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2017 Cleo Bannister rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017 favourite reads, crime series, historical crime By the time this, the third in the prequels to the Jane Tennsion series, opens Jane is now a Detective working out of Bow Street in London She s feeling a little frustrated at being given the lowly jobs and seeking a way to find a route to a exciting future She s still young, still very much trying to break free from her parent s expectations but old enough to be tiring of life in the Section house One morning after she s climbed up the steps at Covent Garden Station she sees a woman sho By the time this, the third in the prequels to the Jane Tennsion series, opens Jane is now a Detective working out of Bow Street in London She s feeling a little frustrated at being given the lowly jobs and seeking a way to find a route to a exciting future She s still young, still very much trying to break free from her parent s expectations but old enough to be tiring of life in the Section house One morning after she s climbed up the steps at Covent Garden Station she sees a woman shouting after a man who has left a rucksack Sadly the rucksack contains a bomb that goes off and Jane immediately is caught up in the aftermath of tending to the injured.It is interesting to see that despite being set over forty years ago, the media play a key role in the story Although Jane is clear that she didn t get a proper view of the suspected bomber, she goes to a press conference where an e fit picture is given to the press Unsurprisingly this puts Jane not only in the firing line of the media attention, but also potentially compromises her own safety.Through all the mayhem, trauma and fear that follows the bomb explosion, Jane s new boss in CID is adamant that she should attend the annual CID dinner at St Ermin s Hotel, so she has a posh dress to find All of this lends a somewhat congruous edge to the hunt for the bomber as I m used to reading books where no one gets leave, certainly time to prepare for a dinner wouldn t be top priority, and yet in some ways it felt realistic, Jane after all, despite being important as a witness is not part of the main investigation.As well as the investigation into the bombing we see Jane move away from the Section House into a small flat of her own, complete with disastrous room mate We see the stringent rules imposed by the Police Service on its officers at that time, and we also get a glimpse of what life was like for a young woman in the capital during the 1970s Jane hasn t yet got the steely edge she will acquire later on, but she does show us some of the tenacity and brilliant thinking which will emerge into the light later in her life Alongside this there is some ingenious plotting so which had me turning the pages faster than the speed of well as fast as I could read them flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 13, 2018 David Highton rated it really liked it review of another edition The third in the Tennison police series, following the early career of the character made famous in the TV series Prime Suspect in the early 1990s A gripping read although the ending was a little predictable flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2017 Ceri rated it it was ok Massive Belly FlopI don t even know where to begin with this car crash I ve never read a Tennison book before and after this instalment I don t feel like I ve missed out This works as a stand alone book but then I don t think I enjoyed it as a stand alone book either The good reviews so far seem to be mostly fans of this series already I haven t read or watched any of the series so far and I can firmly say after reading Good Friday I definitely don t want to again Firstly the writing is app Massive Belly FlopI don t even know where to begin with this car crash I ve never read a Tennison book before and after this instalment I don t feel like I ve missed out This works as a stand alone book but then I don t think I enjoyed it as a stand alone book either The good reviews so far seem to be mostly fans of this series already I haven t read or watched any of the series so far and I can firmly say after reading Good Friday I definitely don t want to again Firstly the writing is appalling I have to admit my use of English is not outstanding and I found a lot of errors in this book The style is generally unappealing There s very little attempt to create tension and suspense Even when the scenario would naturally be very tense e.g Disposing of bombs.Lynda La Plante seemed to make it dull The writing was clunky and matter of fact This killed it for me The whole point in reading is to ignite our imagination but this book did the opposite For example Jane went into the bathroom The shower unit was attached to the bath taps, and there was a small, plastic curtained rail around the bath She turned on the shower and hurried into her bedroom to decide what to wear The Coronation Street theme tune echoed from the spare bedroom that s a really great description.of a shower That added great value to the story I ve never noticed what a shower looked like beforeis unnecessary description happens a lot Moving along from the terrible writing style we approach the terrible story, which again, had a whole load of errors 1 Towards the beginning of the story a Spanish individual is arrested Instead of offering an interpreter welcome to the real world.No the police rely on Jane Who only achieved dodgy A Level Spanish Many many years ago Excuse me but that s not reliable and definitely not good policing 2 Confidentiality clearly doesn t apply to this police force E.g Are you a relative of one of the patients No The man peered past Jane Is that elderly woman one of the bomb victims Jane moved from the bedside astonished at the man s rudeness Yes, she is, and she s in a coma 3 To begin with this elderly woman is only known by her first name But the police are requested to allow only relatives to visit her whilst in the hospital Makes perfect sense How would they know who s family or not if they don t even know the surname How would family know she was there Great story telling again Great continuity 4 Janes date with Michael So Michael is an ON CALL nurse Whilst ON CALL he happily chugs half a bottle of wine Then goes straight to work due to an emergency I d be very happy if the nurse I d just called into work was inebriated Nobody is that stupid I hope 5 Towards the end they are reviewing evidence against a suspect using a phone box They discuss the retrieval of fingerprints to help identify this female Although in a previous witness statement this female is described as wearing black leather gloves Talk about wasting police time Good luck finding any fingerprints Yet another contradiction There are so many I d basically quote the entire book cover to cover 6 The story was predictable There is no attempt to hide character involvements We could see from the moment Jane met the individuals that Pearl and Natalie would be involved in criminal activity at some point in the book This is highlighted multiple times when every police officer says to Jane Make sure you get your housemate vetted by the police.just point to the criminal why don t you 7 Every police officer is boring Did anybody finish the book and remember the difference between Church and Stanley I didn t Did any of these characters have any personality Nope In other words, I don t recommend this book As they say life is too short to read bad books flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 02, 2017 Mairead Hearne swirlandthread rated it really liked it review of another edition Rating 3.5 EVERY LEGEND HAS A BEGINNING BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON Good Friday is the third book in Lynda La Plante s Tennison series, taking us back to 1976 when Jane Tennison had just graduated as a detective and the IRA are involved in a deadly bombing campaign in London.Read on for my thoughts Many of us have seen the fabulous actress Helen Mirren star in the ITV drama, Prime Suspect, as she portrayed DCI DS Jane Tennison In this series we witness the rise of Tennison in th Rating 3.5 EVERY LEGEND HAS A BEGINNING BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON Good Friday is the third book in Lynda La Plante s Tennison series, taking us back to 1976 when Jane Tennison had just graduated as a detective and the IRA are involved in a deadly bombing campaign in London.Read on for my thoughts Many of us have seen the fabulous actress Helen Mirren star in the ITV drama, Prime Suspect, as she portrayed DCI DS Jane Tennison In this series we witness the rise of Tennison in the police force as she determinedly climbs up and crashes through the glass ceiling of a male dominated workplace.But who is Jane Tennison Where did her career begin In Good Friday we join Jane Tennison in 1976, as she is about embark on her career as a detective Young, fresh and somewhat naive, Jane is quickly immersed in a very sexist male working environment.London is a city on edge following a spate of IRA bombings and the public are on permanent alert, although simultaneously getting on with their daily lives.Jane arrives to work with hopes of a fast track move through the ranks, with her eye very much fixed on a career with the Flying Squad .This is an elite group of officers who work at the highest levels of crime and where the pace of work is adrenaline fueled and fast paced No woman has ever been welcomed into this group.Jane finds herself with the Dip Squad instead This is a rather eclectic mix of characters, again, all men, that spend their days tracking gangs of organised thieves who are playing havoc on the streets and underground stations in London At first a little bit hesitant, Jane soon seems to settle in but for Jane it was never going to be straightforward or easy.She sets out to her very first court case with enthusiasm and vigor, but this is short lived, as en route, Jane finds herself witness to a massive bomb attack in Covent Garden Tube station Her instinct is to stay and help those injured, but it is this willingness to assist that ends up putting Jane s life and those nearest and dearest to her at risk Jane is caught on camera, covered in dust and the blood of injured victims Her s is the face that is splashed across the newspapers as a potential witness in identifying the bomber.At the same time, in her personal life, Jane is spreading her wings and is purchasing her first apartment Her privacy as a detective is non existent as all details of possible flatmates have to be checked and passed by CID.Thrown into the spotlight is not where Jane intended to be at such an early stage in her CID career Her inexperience shines through in many chapters, with the attitude of her colleagues turning quite dismissive and quite cruel in some of their actions toward her.With the imminent possibility of further threats from the IRA, there is pressure to find the central members of this IRA cell This is a big, big case and it s obvious that Jane is well out of her depth, yet she is one plucky lady With little fear for her own personal safety, Jane stands shoulder to shoulder with her colleagues, not looking for any special treatment As time ticks slowly by, there is a major chance that this next bomb could result in complete carnage and destruction Can the IRA be stopped Is Jane Tennison up to the job Good Friday, for me, was than just a police procedural.Lynda La Plante highlights the extreme imbalance in the workforce at the time The descriptions of the male officers were so accurate, I could almost sense the testosterone off the pages These were MEN They smoked, they drank, they took risks, they had women, they had confidence in themselves In their eyes, the police force was no place for a woman From the get go, Jane is up against it, yet she completely immerses herself in the job, ignoring the cold shoulders and general dismissive attitude toward her work Now, I will just say that, at times, Jane did make some disastrous decisions and I found myself having an imaginary conversation with her But.is was the 1970 s, times were very, very different and Jane Tennison was just at the beginning of what would be a very successful career.A fast read, an easy read, quite light compared to other crime books on the shelves at the moment, making Good Friday quite a refreshing alternative flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2017 Heather Fineisen rated it really liked it 1970 s Jane Tennison is still somewhat innocent and naive She wants to move up quickly so she joins a squad of unique officers who run the pickpockets unit She gets caught up in the aftermath of an IRA bomb and things pick up from there Sleepers, vice squad, prostitution are just some of the troubled topics that find Jane Will she come out with her career unscathed or with her life for that matter A perfect cinematic ending to an action packed procedural.Copy provided by the Publisher and N 1970 s Jane Tennison is still somewhat innocent and naive She wants to move up quickly so she joins a squad of unique officers who run the pickpockets unit She gets caught up in the aftermath of an IRA bomb and things pick up from there Sleepers, vice squad, prostitution are just some of the troubled topics that find Jane Will she come out with her career unscathed or with her life for that matter A perfect cinematic ending to an action packed procedural.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2017 Lorraine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017, mystery, police procedural, la plante, netgalley Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can t identify the bomber When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation Good Friday is the date of the annual formal C Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can t identify the bomber When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation Good Friday is the date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin s Hotel Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there It s the perfect target As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden Jane shows a lot of initiative in this novel, as the reader would expect Her father helps her buy a small apartment with two bedrooms and no living room unusual and her first roommate turns out to be a bad choice She also meets a friend from police training school and gets quite chummy with her, learning to cook and to dress for the big night She also meets several handsome men and in the end picks the right one I loved this book and am dying to read the two previous ones in this series Many thanks to Netgalley for an advance copy of this great book flag 2 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 05, 2017 Diane rated it really liked it Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for allowing me to read and review this book Good Friday by author Lynda La Plante is the third British police novel with very likeable Jane Tennison as the main character The plot of the book is set in the 1976 and deals with notorious IRA bombings.Jane is a DC but still under the watchful eye of DCI Shepherd Jane wants to prove herself in a challenging role and asks for a position with the Flying Squad Her request is denied but she is allowed to t Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for allowing me to read and review this book Good Friday by author Lynda La Plante is the third British police novel with very likeable Jane Tennison as the main character The plot of the book is set in the 1976 and deals with notorious IRA bombings.Jane is a DC but still under the watchful eye of DCI Shepherd Jane wants to prove herself in a challenging role and asks for a position with the Flying Squad Her request is denied but she is allowed to transfer to the Dip Squad for a six month probationary trial During this time Jane has decided to buy her own flat and needs to find a renter to help with income toward her mortgage payments.Now really begins the events which will change her life I won t post spoilers, but the book holds the readers interest Jane is trying so hard to learn and be accepted in the male dominated Dip Squad She also has to prove herself to her parents whom she respects, that she is capable of working a dangerous job and live independently Jane is thrown into the midst of a bombing and also a Vice case which causes her many problems within the department A very intriguing story and you can t help but want Jane to be successful flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 02, 2017 Leonie Byrne rated it really liked it Thank you to Bonnier Zaffre for my Advanced Copy of Good Friday Previously, my experience with Lynda La Plante s books have been one of my favourite crime thriller series The Anna Travis series which I love So I was excited to try a different series by this author Good Friday takes us back to 1975 when the IRA were at large, bombing and attacking London on regular occasions Jane Tennison who later stars as the main character in the famous book and tv series Prime Suspect is the main ch Thank you to Bonnier Zaffre for my Advanced Copy of Good Friday Previously, my experience with Lynda La Plante s books have been one of my favourite crime thriller series The Anna Travis series which I love So I was excited to try a different series by this author Good Friday takes us back to 1975 when the IRA were at large, bombing and attacking London on regular occasions Jane Tennison who later stars as the main character in the famous book and tv series Prime Suspect is the main character in this book and Good Friday is the 3rd book in new series Tennison which focuses on Jane s earlier career before Prime Suspect Jane is one of the only women in the Police Force and specifically one of the only ones ranked as CID This novel is all about the IRA bombings which Jane inadvertently ends up caught up in and becomes a key witness But in addition Good Friday is also about Jane trying to make it in what is essentially a man s world This is highlighted almost immediately at the beginning of the novel when Jane is appearing at court on a petty crime, only to see a man from her class at the police academy who has now become a high flyer in the infamous Flying Squad Jane is constantly treat like a ditzy woman and blamed for pretty much everything, although in some instances I could see why She is a very frustrating character at times as she too easily plays into the role that s been cast for her However overall I really enjoyed this novel Lynda La Plante writes in a style which I particularly like, wonderfully descriptive about outfits and food and settings I ve always liked that kind of writing it s perfect when sitting in a comfy chair with something nice to eat or drink I hope that makes sense The story is interesting and well put together I didn t know a lot about the IRA and the bombings of the 70s my sole experience of this has been my grandmother narrowly escaping a bombing sometime back then So it was interesting to learn about this I did figure out who the suspect was pretty early on but this made for better reading as I waited for the characters to catch on There were also a couple of well placed red herrings in there as well which threw me off the scent for a while Reading Good Friday has definitely encouraged me to read in this series and the Prime Suspect series as well flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 09, 2017 Tony Nielsen rated it really liked it In Good Friday Lynda La Plante takes us back to almost the beginning of the star of Prime Suspect s series, Jane Tennison Jane has moved forward from her rookie role as a beat cop to being the only female member of the Dipper squad, whose mission is to capture pickpocket gangs in London.When she is witness and subject of a deadly IRA terrorism attack on the London underground her whole world shifts, as she is one of only two people who saw the man thought to have left the bomb which exploded ki In Good Friday Lynda La Plante takes us back to almost the beginning of the star of Prime Suspect s series, Jane Tennison Jane has moved forward from her rookie role as a beat cop to being the only female member of the Dipper squad, whose mission is to capture pickpocket gangs in London.When she is witness and subject of a deadly IRA terrorism attack on the London underground her whole world shifts, as she is one of only two people who saw the man thought to have left the bomb which exploded killing and maiming those around her.Jane is still naive and learning to cope with the fact that she must be careful with what she discloses outside the detective office that she occupies with a group of mysogynistic male colleagues Because of the fact that they believe she can identify the bomber and help them on track to uncovering the IRA cell Jane is placed on 24 hour protection.As well as chasing the IRA team the police are also organising their annual Good Friday dinner dance, which provides the title to this story As the plot develops Jane s naivety becomes an issue but she also plays a new part in bringing the case to a stunning conclusion.Once again Lynda La Plante cannot be faulted in how she develops the plot, the characters and a nerve jangling finish flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 25, 2018 Ronnie Turner rated it really liked it Jane Tennison is embracing a new phase of life She has moved into her very own flat a stone s throw from Regent s Park and her new role in the Dip Squad comes with the possibility of a promotion in a mere six months time Buoyed by her independence and the challenges given by her new team, Jane is on her way to court when a bomb goes off at Covent Garden tube station, killing several people and wounding even She jumps into action, aiding the victims amid the downpour of blood and debris Jane Tennison is embracing a new phase of life She has moved into her very own flat a stone s throw from Regent s Park and her new role in the Dip Squad comes with the possibility of a promotion in a mere six months time Buoyed by her independence and the challenges given by her new team, Jane is on her way to court when a bomb goes off at Covent Garden tube station, killing several people and wounding even She jumps into action, aiding the victims amid the downpour of blood and debris and the shrieks of so many frightened souls As the tousle between life and death ensues around her, Jane s mind is filled with thoughts of the bomber, a man whose face she fleetingly saw seconds before the blast.As Jane, a key witness, is thrust into the eye of the media at a press conference, her safety is put even further at risk With the possibility of IRA attacks soon, the investigation to unmask those responsible proves to be a road littered with risks and danger And at the centre of it is Jane, who is just starting out in her new role, tenacious and honest.All the way through this book, Jane battles the prejudice and sexism from her colleagues in what is predominantly considered a man s job But Jane, despite being new to it, combats this with her intelligence, skill and passion for the job She s such a fabulous character This book casts a new light on her as a character A new side that really draws you in Lynda la Plante s every word is soaked in suspense I read Good Friday whilst I was snowed in, curled up on the sofa with my puppy and cup of tea And I loved it Fast paced and thrilling, this is a book you ll enjoy whether you re new to Lynda la Plante s books or you re a long time fan It s wonderful Pacy Gripping Brilliant flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 08, 2018 Phyllis Krall rated it really liked it The third book in the Tennison series is filled with action, suspense and romance during the 1970 s in London.Jane Tennison is a new detective who happens to be in a train station at the wrong time She is a witness to a bombing, nearly losing her own life She cannot remember what the terrorist looked like and is determined to find him At the annual Good Friday dance for detectives, her memory is jarred and she must persuade everyone to try and stop another bombing.I really enjoyed this crime The third book in the Tennison series is filled with action, suspense and romance during the 1970 s in London.Jane Tennison is a new detective who happens to be in a train station at the wrong time She is a witness to a bombing, nearly losing her own life She cannot remember what the terrorist looked like and is determined to find him At the annual Good Friday dance for detectives, her memory is jarred and she must persuade everyone to try and stop another bombing.I really enjoyed this crime thriller which I received from in exchange for an honest review.I will certainly read the first two and look forward to the fourth upcoming book by the author Highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 16, 2017 Nat K rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 books, crime, police procedural I thoroughly enjoyed this third instalment in the Jane Tennison early years series of books.Jane is now a detective in the met, and finding her feet both professionally and personally Being the unsuspecting witness to an IRA bombing in central London, takes the story on several interesting tangents We see Jane still dealing with chauvinism within the force, her naivet in trusting both supposed friends and potential suitors, and her families continued lack of support for her chosen career I thoroughly enjoyed this third instalment in the Jane Tennison early years series of books.Jane is now a detective in the met, and finding her feet both professionally and personally Being the unsuspecting witness to an IRA bombing in central London, takes the story on several interesting tangents We see Jane still dealing with chauvinism within the force, her naivet in trusting both supposed friends and potential suitors, and her families continued lack of support for her chosen career with the exception of her father.This book is fascinating in that I could see glimpse of the future character Jane Tennison would evolve into when she become a DCI The tenacity and belief in gut feelings that are so easily dismissed.The book moved around at a good pace, and I wanted to keep reading it to find out how it would end Definitely looking forward to Book 4 flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 03, 2018 Zoe Hall rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 4 stars This is such a good book I believe this is one of maybe two or three books I ve read by Lynda La Plante, but I am aiming to read them all I find her writing so easy to read and her characters are all so interesting I finished this book in two sittings I thoroughly enjoyed it A real page turner The only reason I m not giving it 5 stars is because I guessed who the sleeper was before it was revealed but nevertheless, this does NOT take away from the incredible story telling that oozes of This is such a good book I believe this is one of maybe two or three books I ve read by Lynda La Plante, but I am aiming to read them all I find her writing so easy to read and her characters are all so interesting I finished this book in two sittings I thoroughly enjoyed it A real page turner The only reason I m not giving it 5 stars is because I guessed who the sleeper was before it was revealed but nevertheless, this does NOT take away from the incredible story telling that oozes off the pages I would definitely highly recommend this book One of my favourite books of the year so far flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 29, 2017 Julie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways What a terrific book I loved the 1970 s setting It was refreshing to revisit a world without texts and gadgets The characters were believable and likable I read an uncorrected proof from the publisher so didn t have this fancy cover but I loved it flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 23, 2018 Tracy rated it really liked it review of another edition good enjoyed the twistd flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 25, 2018 Laurena rated it liked it review of another edition Easy, quick good beach read flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 11, 2018 Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves a, crime mystery thriller, got 4.5 bumped up to 5 stars It s so nice meeting Jane Tennison again after all these years flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 02, 2017 Karen rated it liked it review of another edition I won this book in a giveaway Was an ok read, not a must read flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 02, 2017 Sharah McConville rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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        Lynda La Plante born Lynda Titchmarsh is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal , best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.Her first TV series as a scriptwriter was the six part robbery series Widows, in 1983, in which the widows of four armed robbers carry out a Lynda La Plante born Lynda Titchmarsh is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal , best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.Her first TV series as a scriptwriter was the six part robbery series Widows, in 1983, in which the widows of four armed robbers carry out a heist planned by their deceased husbands.In 1991 ITV released Prime Suspect which has now run to seven series and stars Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison In the United States Prime Suspect airs on PBS as part of the anthology program Mystery In 1993 La Plante won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for her work on the series In 1992 she wrote at TV movie called Seekers, starring Brenda Fricker and Josette Simon, produced by Sarah Lawson.She formed her own television production company, La Plante Productions, in 1994 and as La Plante Productions she wrote and produced the sequel to Widows, the equally gutsy She s Out ITV, 1995 The name La Plante comes from her marriage to writer Richard La Plante, author of the book Mantis and Hog Fever La Plante divorced Lynda in the early 1990s.Her output continued with The Governor ITV 1995 96 , a series focusing on the female governor of a high security prison, and was followed by a string of ratings pulling miniseries the psycho killer nightmare events of Trial Retribution ITV 1997 , the widows revenge of the murders of their husbands children Bella Mafia 1997 starring Vanessa Redgrave , the undercover police unit operations of Supply and Demand ITV 1998 , videogame internet murder mystery Killer Net Channel 4 1998 and the female criminal profiler cases of Mind Games ITV 2001.Two additions to the Trial and Retribution miniseries were broadcast during 2006


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    1. 4.5 sMaking her way up the stairs from the tube station, DC Jane Tennison helped a young mother with a stroller It was mayhem peak hour and the lifts were out, so people were going up as well as down the stairs The security guard at the top was struggling to contain the crowd when Jane heard a voice calling to a person that he d left his bag behind Jane ran after him to help the old lady but was aggressively brushed aside her immediate reaction was fear and she began yelling, just as the b 4.5 s [...]


    2. starsI ve always been curious about bestselling British author Lynda LaPlante s work I enjoyed the television series Prime Suspect, based on LaPlante s books, starring Helen Mirren but until now, I have not delved into her books A giveaway win of Good Friday, the latest novel by Lynda LaPlante, provided me with the opportunity to experience my first LaPlante novel and now I am quite smitten In the year 1976, London is under attack from the IRA After a starsI ve always been curious about bestsell [...]


    3. 3.5 starsI cannot think of this character without picturing the inimitable Dame Helen Mirren from BBC s excellent Prime Suspect But before she became the complex world weary DCI of that series, she was DC Jane Tennison, a young woman just finding her feet.London in 1976 is a dangerous place to be a cop The IRA its various factions are a constant threat their bombing campaign has resulted in fear fatalities Jane feels like she s collecting dust at Bow St is des 3.5 starsI cannot think of this cha [...]


    4. This is actually the first novel in the early Tennison series I have read Thoroughly enjoyed it, but I do love this character both in visual and literary format I love seeing her in the early years, would definitely recommend them I m going back to read the previous two as soon as I can.Full review to follow.


    5. I have been meaning to read a Lynda La Plante novel for some tine having always enjoyed her television adaptions such as Prime Suspect I found this such an easy novel to read with the characters being so familiar to me due to the television production and it made a very good read.The book is set during Tenyson s early career when the IRA were subjecting London to a terrifying bombing campaign Jane Tennison while on her way to court one morning is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several I h [...]


    6. Good Friday by Lynda la Plante is book 3 in the Tennison series.It s an easy paced police thriller set in 1976 and is based on the IRA bombings in London.It starts a little slower than the last 2 books but picks up pretty quickly and contues untill the end.When reading you have a feeling of nervous energy running through you with a tiny bit of frustration thrown in.Jane Tennison in this book was made to be a little weaker than normal considering she is trying to find her place in the overly popu [...]


    7. I ve loved my journey into Jane Tennison s early years We are now on the third instalment with Good Friday It is 1975.The story takes us into the time when London was feeling the effects of the IRA and their bombing campaign Jane Tennison is still in the police force and has risen to the rank of detective constable She is determined to be taken seriously and to be put to good use However Jane is subject to repeated sexual discrimination and has to fight to get anywhere She wants to work in I ve [...]


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