SOME THINGS SHOULD REMAIN BURIED . . .
The gripping first book in a brand new thriller series by the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante.
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 . . .
PRAISE FOR BURIED:
'It's quite a challenge to make a detective constable the lead character in a crime novel, but Lynda La Plante does a cracking job of it in BURIED. DC Jack Warr is clearly destined for higher things, and I look forward to following his progress' - PETER ROBINSON, No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the DCI Banks series
'A compelling, clever plot with a brilliant cast of diverse characters. Utterly riveting' - RACHEL ABBOTT, million-selling author of ONLY THE INNOCENT
'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter
In contrast to La Plante's breakout Prime Suspect books, police procedurals that took an unflinching look at sexism directed against female officers, this series kickoff offers mostly soap opera. Det. Constable Jack Warr, "a strikingly attractive man" with "a naturally attractive physique that looked great in anything," works for London's Serious Crime Squad, where his lack of ambition keeps him from advancing in the force. He gets an opportunity to prove himself after a corpse is found in a burned-out cottage in Aylesbury, along with almost 2 million in cash that appears to be linked to a decades-old case "the biggest train robbery had ever seen." Warr's ability to focus on the inquiry is hampered by news that the man he considers his real father is diagnosed with terminal cancer; that spurs Warr to seek out his biological father, who just might be a crook with a connection to the train theft. Awkward prose ("Even mumbling through a half-eaten biscuit, Laura thought his mouth looked lovely") is another negative. Nothing in this subpar outing suggests a return to form any time soon.