Good Friday

The 3rd book in the Tennison series

Good Friday by Lynda La Plante book cover

It’s not who will die next, but how many…

During 1974 and 1975 the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused – some were not.

Jane Tennison is now a fully-fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured. Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can’t identify the bomber. When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation.

‘Good Friday’ is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin’s Hotel. Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there. It’s the perfect target. As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden. Can she convince her senior officers in time, or will another bomb destroy London’s entire detective force?

Praise for the Jane Tennison series:

An absorbingly twisty plot’ – Guardian

Enthralling’ – Heat

A rollicking period piece’ – Mail on Sunday

It may be apprentice Tennison, but it’s vintage La Plante’ – Independent

Fast-paced, tense and a great read’ – Sun

The pace is breathless and the plot is satisfyingly full of twists and turns’ – Independent on Sunday

A terrific, gutsy backstory for the heroine of TV’s Prime Suspect’ – Woman & Home
La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity’ – Sunday Telegraph

  • Hardback ISBN 978-1785762819
  • Paperback ISBN 978-1785763281
  • eBook ASIN ASIN B06XC9977C
  • Audiobook ASIN B074HF1TWH

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