The first instalment in the bestselling Anna Travis series from the BAFTA-winning writer and author of Widows, now a major motion picture Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case - a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives.
They started eight years ago - now the body count is up to six.
The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls identical - all drug-users and prostitutes.
Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same - but the victim is a young student with the 'face of an angel'.
The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically. Determined to earn the respect of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom.
His arrest would create a media frenzy. But if he were foundinnocent, his wouldn't be the only career over - Anna's hard fought for reputation would be destroyed once and for all ... 'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller.
Above Suspicion blew me away - it grabs you and doesn't let go until the last page' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'La Plante is building up an interesting body of writing that is underrated...
Anna proves a resourceful and believable heroine and heralds the launch of a major new character' GUARDIAN 'The prime suspect here is an adored actor, poised to hit the big time.
Could he really be behind a string of grisly murders?
It's up to Anna Travis, La Plante's gutsy new heroine, to find out' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Like Jane Tennison, Anna Travis has to work a world which is still rampantly chauvinistic... it is a novel to read about the complexity of relationships, as well as for its compelling plot' DAILY EXPRESS