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Buried by Lynda La Plante

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Source: Compulsive Readers
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About The Book

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 . . .


My Thoughts

When the police discover a body in the aftermath of a fire, they would never have guessed that would be linked to an old robbery case.
This had been a very interesting and well written thriller, there isn’t a moment where the reader is not wanting to know more about the case or the main character, the plot is addictive and intriguing, you almost feel trapped inside the book!
The main character of the story is DC Jack Warr who has just moved to London with his girlfriend, so this will be his first case. He is a man that loves his family and nothing stops him to discover the truth, the case will be more personal than he ever thought after a confession of his dying father… Is he ready to discover the truth?
The story is told in present, but there are some flashbacks from the past and the moment of the robbery, making the case more complex but entertaining at the same time. In the beginning all the information seems a little bit too much, but as soon as you enter to the story everything fits in their place, don’t worry!
I’ll admit that I really enjoyed this book, I can’t say that I had read any of the previous books of this author, Lynda LaPlante, but I can say that I will follow the new series with DC Jack Warr as the main character, I can’t wait to discover more about him and his co-workers; they make a great team!
I would recommend this book to any thriller lover or anyone who wants to read a good book, Buried is your next read, I can assure you.


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.