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Synopsis of Backlash

In Backlash, late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned.

A woman on the street after a long evening’s drinking… She never makes it home.

A suspect… an arrest… a confession… A case done and dusted?

Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since.

And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. Too good to be true? DCI Anna Travis, pulled into the fray, isn’t so sure that they have their man.

Then the suspect changes his story…

Synopsis of Backlash taken from the book

Review of Backlash

Backlash is the last novel, for now, in the Anna Travis y el DCS Langton series.

The plot is good. Even though the story begins with the catching of the murderer red-handed, this simple fact hides much more: it seems that the case can be related to the disappearance of a little girl five years prior and, as the investigation unfolds, there are more crimes that appear to be related.

The Travis-Langton relationship is still complicated, a kind of love-hate relationship that hides many things. From the first installment of the series we have been able to see the evolution of Anna Travis, from a simple novice in her first murder case until now, a DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) conducting her own investigations; and she’s good at it, as long as she doesn’t have (Detective Chief Superintendent) breathing down her neck.

Lastly, I should highlight the process of the investigation, so meticulous as always and well narrated; it’s actually really pleasant to read this kind of novels, the reader has all the details and can follow their own deductions to solve the case.

As I always say: it’s a pity that there isn’t a Spanish translation.

I’d very much recommend it.

Series:  Anna Travis; 8

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
Year:  2013
ISBN 9780857201850

Language:  English
Format:  eBook

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