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And, this story wasn't really a mystery, so there were no clues to follow.

Prime Suspect 3: Silent Victims (1993)

Based in the '90s, it was a bit dated I think I should probably call it vintage: However, it was readable and the story flowed. Yes, but not immediately. Sep 13, Wanda rated it it was amazing. Another hit for Lynda LaPlant. May 28, Susan rated it liked it. Didn't like the ending. Nov 27, Mary rated it liked it. Not as enjoyable as the others, the story was so fragmented and I do wonder why the author made the protagonist so unlikable.

Jan 04, Angela Reynolds rated it really liked it. Loved it - really enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the book but there were some ends left untied. Every good journey must end. I'm still not sure why, but that's what I've been told my entire life. So needless to say, my time with Jane Tennison has sadly come to an end. I'm still not sure why only three books were written or why the American version of the show had to come to a swift end.

Tennison is one of those characters that deserves to live a long and healthy life, one where she always comes up on top despite those rooting for her failure. She knows she is going into the job with something to prove and she is bound and determined to do so. When her investigation into the death of the 16 year old rent boy leads into murky waters, Jane is warned to keep a narrow focus. It's only as she digs deeper into the lives of those who surrounded the young man does Jane begin to realize that their is something much bigger going on.

Why was an investigation into public figures and male prostitutes buried before she got to the department? Why is a man who runs a teen shelter supposed to be so hands off? Who is keeping secrets they would rather have stay buried? It's by asking those questions that Jane will either destroy her career or finally prove that she deserves to be where she is at, maybe even something a little higher. What I adored about Jane is this final installment is that she finally decides to play the game by the rules the "boys" established years before.

She gets down on there level and comes out on top. She shows that she is not someone to be trifled with and isn't above playing dirty to get what she wants. I want to go out and get drunk with her. She is truly a character that will stay in my head for a very long time. I will admit to having a few trepidations about the storyline itself though. I'm always a little leery when authors start diving into the gay community, presumably one that they don't know much about. Now granted, this is a side of the community I'm not all that familiar with either. I know a few drag queens, but that's about the extent of it.

I will say the author played up to a few stereotypes, but I don't think it was done in any way that didn't push the plot along. She, and I'm not sure if this was meant to dampen the stereotypes down a bit, but he was a nice addition to the book. He didn't get a lot of page time, but it did allow me to not see any bigotry behind the other characters.

Now I know this will be my last new foray into the field with Jane, but I'm looking forward to the day when I'm ready to pick up all three books and give her a chance to amaze me once again. But the influential do-gooder who was a prime suspect in this one made the young boy's death different--a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of Description: DI Jane Tennyson is a woman driven This was a heartbreaking story about young 'rent boys' in London.

This mystery was compelling enough that we finished it up after we were done driving. Nicely paced and characterized shory. I enjoyed the first two books. This one however was a major disappointment. Jane quite simply was a rude individual with no redeeming features. The author seemed to want to bring through a humane side to otley but Jane wanted no part of it. The other two worked well as books. This one should have stayed as a TV episode. Jun 06, Julia rated it really liked it. Just finished book 3 of the Prime Suspect series. I loved the tv show with Helen Mirren, and really enjoyed the books.

Lots of gritty characters, complicated plots, and the interesting character, Jane Tennison. Love her or not, it makes for gripping reading!

Review: Prime Suspect 3: Silent Victims by Lynda La Plante

Although I like Lynda la Plante's creation Tennison, the story was very predictable, even down to the sexism and attitude of the male officers, I remember the TV show of this book and had most of the characters in my mind so it was an easy read. Nov 05, Angela Free rated it really liked it. This story felt very real, abuse like this goes on all the time.


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Made me feel quite sad. The last third of the book was really fast.

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Tennison is a complex woman you can't help but warm too, even when she's being a hardnut. Dec 23, Sandi Mann added it. I've seen this episode on TV so many times that I can see it all in my mind, tho I didnt really remember the plot.

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This was the last she wrote about the Detective Chief Inspector, more's the pity Mar 26, David Matthews rated it it was amazing. What an absolute cracking series of books the Prime Suspect books are. Recommend anyone to give them a try, even if you have seen the T. I like Jane Tennison's ability to tackle the higher echelons in the police force and stick to her guns. At the end of 'Silent Victims' there were some ends left untied. Nov 24, Nancy rated it it was amazing.

La Plante leads the reader on a labyrinth journey but such a satisfying journey! You have to pay attention though, as the twists and turns keep coming. Apr 11, John rated it really liked it. I don't usually read mysteries but I really enjoyed this Jane Tennyson story. She is such a tough yet flawed heroine.

Jul 21, Eric Pape rated it it was amazing. May 05, Irene King rated it really liked it. What a good read , the author certainly gets behind the character , that much going on brilliant , shame it's the last enjoyed reading all three books. This is the last in a three book series. This was not as good as the first two, as the ending was too ambiguous, but, still.

Very good crime read. In bits it slows down but then suddenly takes off again that you feel you can't put it down. Lynda La Plante is always a very good author! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Lynda La Plante. 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 , 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 , in which the widows of four armed robbers carry out a heist planned by their deceased husbands. La Plante divorced Lynda in the early s. Her output continued with The Governor ITV , a series focusing on the female governor of a high security prison, and was followed by a string of ratings pulling miniseries: Two additions to the Trial and Retribution miniseries were broadcast during By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use , and the transfer of my personal data to the United States, where the privacy laws may be different than those in my country of residence.

Silent Victims (Prime Suspect, #3) by Lynda La Plante

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