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Cold Shoulder

A Lorraine Page Thriller
Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Series: Lorraine Page, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
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She's lost everything, except her life....

Lieutenant Lorraine Page once had everything - a devoted husband, two beautiful daughters and an impressive career with the Homicide Squad. It's impossible to believe that she could be thrown out of the police force and end up on Skid Row.

Without Lorraine, her colleagues struggle on, as the hunt for a nightmare serial killer spirals into an all-out search for a missing witness: a victim who escaped.

But Lorraine Page is about to be brought right back into that world again. Against her will she is drawn into the investigation and forced to face her past and her overwhelming guilt....

Based on a true story, the complete and unabridged Lorraine Page trilogy available for the first time in audio. 

©2019 Lynda La Plante (P)2019 Bonnier Books Ltd

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Good Story Lousy-ish Reader

As usual Lynda La Plante does really well, though it's clear she's far better suited to English drama. This American stuff is a little cliched. You can almost hear the publisher say: "Now, ya know, Lynda, baby, honey, sweetheart, you know we love your stuff, but what we really want you to do is write a sassy sultry LA thriller. THAT"S what we think'll REALLY sell some units."
But truth be told it's the reader that's really off - this Laurence Bouvard sounds like some sort of comedy act. Absurd voices, caricatures, no subtlety. It really cheapens the work. But it hasn't put me off Lynda, it'll take a lot worse to do that. Will probly give the next one a shot...

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  • 07-01-2020

Listener Beware

Despite the 2010 publication date provided by Audible, I believe 2010 is either a republication date or the date the book was recorded. I mention this because "Cold Shoulder" is not the same quality fiction as Lynda La Plante's Jane Tennison or Anna Travis series.

In addition to unsympathetic characters and unnecessary length, it is the narrator who earns my review of "Cold Shoulder" the title Listener Beware. The narrator has only one voice to differentiate characters and that voice is an unpleasant, whiney stereotype of working class New Jersey. This is also inappropriate given that the book's setting is California.

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  • 08-12-2019

Worst book she has written

I have read every book and listen to most on audible.
This is the worst one she has written.
She has really stooped to the gutter for this material.
She should stay with British style and the Americans to theirs
This book is not what we expect from Lynda
It was bad I got as far as chapter 4 and that was enough
total rubbish John Thompson

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