SOME THINGS SHOULD REMAIN BURIED . . .
The gripping first book in a brand new thriller series by the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante.
DC Jack Warr and his girlfriend Maggie have just moved to London to start a new life together. Though charming, 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 an isolated cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remains of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes.
Jack’s search leads him deep into a murky criminal underworld – a world he finds himself surprisingly good at navigating. But as the line of the law becomes blurred, how far will Jack go to find the answers – and what will it cost him?
In BURIED, it’s time to meet DC Jack Warr as he digs up the deadly secrets of the past . . .
I grew up in a house where if Lynda La Plante’s name was on a programme then we watched it. I was, in those days, star-struck as they always seemed so much more real than anything else that was on. When I found out that she was bringing a new book out that would be the start of a series I knew that I had to read it.
What begins as a mysterious fire in a disused country cottage ends with the discovery of charred remains of a body and buddles of burnt money which are no longer legal tender.
DCI Simon Ridley heads the investigation with DC Jack Warr the proverbial square peg in a round hole. Jack has never felt that drive that he knows others have. He and his girlfriend Maggie have moved to London recently so she can push the career which she has a passion for. When Jack hears that his mother and father are selling up and taking a cruise to make most of their remaining time together because of his father’s terminal cancer, he is devasted. Jack had been adopted when he was little but never wanted to find his roots but his dad gives him his blessing and the push he needs to find out who he really is.
The story drops back into the past with a masterful collection of superb characters that you need to find out about yourself. While Jack begins on a journey of self-discovery of his own beginnings, but a bit like Pandora’s box, once the truth is out he simply cannot unknow the facts. Both nature and nurture do their own dance in making him into the character that he ends up.
A brilliant start to a series that I shall keep on top of with every new addition. There is a new Jack Warr and I want to see how he plays out.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE 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, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Writer’s Award.
Since 1993 Lynda has spearheaded La Plante Productions. In that time the company has produced a stunning slate of innovative dramas with proven success and enduring international appeal.
Based on Lynda’s best selling series of Anna Travis novels, Above Suspicion, Silent Scream, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream have all adapted into TV scripts and received impressive viewing figures.
Lynda has been made honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writer’s Award 2000.
On 14th June 2008 Lynda was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (Writer and Producer for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity).
On 3rd October 2009, Lynda was honoured at the Cologne Conference International Film and Television Festival with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel, Above Suspicion.
Books penned by Lynda La Plante include: The Legacy, The Talisman, Bella Mafia, Entwined, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood, Cold Heart, Sleeping Cruelty, Royal Flush, Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Clean Cut, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream, Blind Fury (this entered the UK Sunday Times Bestsellers List at number 1 having sold 9,500 copies in its first two weeks), Blood Line, Backlash, Wrongful Death, and Twisted, which have all been international best-sellers.
In Feb 2012 Lynda’s chilling tale of THE LITTLE ONE was published in conjunction with Quick Reads through Simon & Schuster UK.
Lynda’s latest book, Tennison, was published on 24th September 2015 and is the prequel the highly acclaimed Prime Suspect. The story charts Jane Tennison’s entry into the police force as a 22 year old Probationary Officer at Hackney Police Station in 1973.
Lynda La Plante is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster.
Lynda La Plante is published in the US by HarperCollins Publishers.