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Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery (Anna Travis Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
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- Book 5 of 9 in Anna Travis Mysteries
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About the Author
- ASIN : B003LL2XCS
- Publisher : Atria Books (June 24, 2010)
- Publication date : June 24, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 1012 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 436 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #400,269 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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SILENT SCREAM is Lynda La Plante’s Book 5 of her Anna Travis Mysteries series.
SILENT SCREAM is a crime thriller, a suspenseful mystery and a ‘police procedural’.
Travis is a very flawed character - a brilliant detective, extremely hard-working - but obsessed with her job. With no family, friends or even close co-workers, her stress levels are off the charts. She can be quite stubborn and impetuous and is haunted by and hounded by ex-lover (and Boss) James Langton.
The book is quite detailed, well-organized and suspenseful. I like this series. I just wish I liked the main characters a bit more.
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I am really enjoying this series and intend to read all the other books asap. I love the writing style and find the characters so easy to imagine and come to life in my head. If you intend to read any of these books I would strongly suggest that you read them in order as this will certainly make them far more enjoyable and all the sub plots will make a lot more sense.
In this offering a British film star Amanda Delany is found dead in her home, brutally murdered with multiple stabbings. Amanda Delaney was not one for a quiet life and when Anna Travis discovers the truth behind the public image of this successful actress she is shocked. There is a trail of lovers and potential murder suspects who have their own secrets to hide which makes life harder for Anna.
Anna's ex lover DCI James Langton is a hard task master and with Anna having promotion to Chief Inspector within her grasp she is eager to succeed.
Lynda La Plante's writing in this series is not rushed and allows the reader to fully understand the emotions and difficulties facing Anna Travis. This makes the characters stronger and more realistic, but I can see how other readers may feel the books need a good editing. In my case I am happy to read 500 page novels and with every book I read in this series I feel a better understanding and get fully emerged in the characters. Great books and wonderful characters.
I was wrong.
They hadn't decimated it at all,in fact if you come to the book following the TV series prepare for a disappointment because they worked wonders with what is a very poor effort and in fact improved it immeasurably in storyline and characterisation.
Put simply,this book is a good 150 pages too long...it feels as if it's aimed at a teenage market in tone and language somehow (another reviewer explains that beautifully elsewhere in this thread.) If I didn't know who the author was I'd guess it was a newcomer whose editor was letting a youngster loose with the first crime novel.
The next to last paragraph,for me was laugh out loud funny....a totally wrong reaction I'm sure but when LaPlante is telling us that Anna has just been told that her 'crush/passion' has both refused her himself and lost her,her dream promotion all she does is say the equivalent of 'I'll show em' in a totally Famous Five,Enid Blyton style.
Don't misunderstand me...it is not unreadable...but don't expect a mature,adult crime thriller because it is none of those things.It's a read in bed and fall asleep book....it will not keep you awake because you need to know what comes next,you may not really care.
The actually read was great though, loving the series.