Thank you to Tracy Fenton for the tour invitation and to Bonnier Books for the ARC copy.
‘Do you know what a Judas Horse is? When the wild mustangs are running free, you corral one and train it. When he’s ready, you release him and he’ll bring his team back into the corral – like Judas betraying them…’
Violent burglars have been terrorising residents across the English countryside. But when a mutilated body is discovered in a Cotswolds house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves.
As Detective Jack Warr investigates, he discovers locals with dark secrets, unearths hidden crimes – and hits countless dead ends. With few leads and the violent attacks escalating, he will have to act as audaciously as the criminals if he hopes to stop them.
When Warr meets Charlotte Miles, a terrified woman with links to the group, he must use her to lure the unsuspecting killers into one last job, and into his trap. But with the law already stretched to breaking point, any failure will be on Warr’s head – and any more blood spilled, on his hands…
The combination of the rakish charm of Harry Rawlins (his biological father and gangster) and the loving nature of Charlie Warr (his adoptive father) makes for an excellent character in Jack Warr. I love his girlfriend Maggie. She understands the trials and tribulations that go with Jack’s job. She doesn’t ask questions when maybe she should. I can see it getting worse for them as the series goes on. Right now it’s great with them just having had the baby but I get the feeling that Jack may get in too deep. We shall see!
I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series and seeing how Jack Warr develops as a character.
No doubt Ms La Plante has already been approached for the Jack Warr books to become a TV series which I can certainly see happening.
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, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Lynda has written and produced over 170 hours of international television. Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity. If you would like to hear from Lynda, please sign up at http://www.bit.ly/ LyndaLaPlanteClub or you can visit http://www.lyndalaplante.com for further information. You can also follow Lynda on Facebook and Twitter @LaPlanteLynda.