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Tennison: Prime Suspect 1973 by [Plante, Lynda La]
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Length: 624 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison.

In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case.

'Classic Lynda, a fabulous read' -- MARTINA COLE

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5212 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (24 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QNW8JQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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In this latest offering we're taking a step back in time to meet the young Jane Tennison, a recent graduate of police training college and a probationer with the Metropolitan Police.

As well as grappling with sexual harassment and being seen as a uniformed tea lady and dogsbody, Jane's also dealing with the usual new-to-the-job hassles. She's fortunate however to catch the eye of DCI Bradfield (her boss's boss) who involves her in a murder case.

Soon Jane’s in the thick of things and her tenacity and keen mind mean she's offering key clues when they're most needed.

I LOVED this novel so I might as well get my ONE grievance off my chest early. There are basically two distinct cases in the book. It's almost two novels in one. Obviously readers get more bang for their buck, but it was a bit disconcerting to have the first crime—the murder of a young female drug addict and prostitute—wrapped up more quickly than one would expect... particularly in a novel which spans almost 600 pages.

Young Jane is engaging and likeable and we're already getting a glimpse of how the young ingenue becomes the cold and thick-skinned DCI Tennison we meet decades later.

Given the two-stories-in-one and insight into Jane grappling with personal boundaries La Plante does a great job at keeping the action moving in the novel. Indeed, I loved this book and couldn't stop turning the pages, reading the entire thing in a night.

Read the full review on my blog: http://www.debbish.com/books-literature/tennison-by-lynda-la-plante/

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I have read all of the other Tennison stories by Lynda La Plante and this one is no exception. It is well written and gives a great account of Jane Tennison's initial journey in the UK police force with it's male domination. If you haven't read any of the other stories this one is a great introduction to the series where she travels from being a humble police constable to eventually climbing her way to the top of the heap.
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A little slow to start but son became pacy and gritty. The sexism of the 60s was a little overdone at times but it was a valuable window to a world which still exists for some. It also reminded us how many people smoked all day every day. Great characterisation and a good holiday read.
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Tightly written novel with great characters. The pace of the novel supports the storyline and the characters are diverse and believable. The characters are strong stereotypes, products of their environment but the dialogue and their actions bind the novel together well.
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Typical Lynda LaPlante a great story and a very good read. Different from her usual detective story and characters, and no doubt she is going to continue the story of Tennisons career path in the police force.
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Absolutely loved it, didn't want it to end. What a great prequel to the Prime Suspect series. The writing was superb and the two storylines made it even more interesting. Love Lynda La Plante !
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Was slightly disappointed with this one.
Love Lynda La Plante but thought this one did not meet the expectation I had.
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Exploring the background to Tennison is fascinating and plausible. An enchanting read.
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