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  • Dark Rooms

  • Jane Tennison, Book 8
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Summary

Helena Lanark is an elderly woman, living in a luxurious care home. The heiress of an immense family fortune, she keeps the secret to the horror which once occurred within the Lanark family house. 

Jane Tennison is leading a murder investigation into the recent brutal death of a young girl, her decomposed starved body discovered in an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark's now derelict house. Initially the focus is on identifying the victim, until another body is found, hidden in the walls of the shelter. 

As the investigation and search for answers intensifies, Jane travels to Australia. There she discovers the dark secret, that the Lanark family has kept hidden for decades. A secret, that not only threatens to bring down a family dynasty, but also places Jane Tennison in mortal danger...

©2022 Lynda La Plante (P)2022 Bonnier Books UK

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Boring detail

Like listening to Peter and Jane Childrens early reading . Jane made a cup of tea. Jane wore tatty jeans. Jane chose a white blouse. Long drawn out and boring . If this was my first read of Lynda La Plante I think it would be my last.

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Disappointing

Another historical murder. Limited characters = fewer suspects = not very interesting story.
Jane seems to be regressing as she climbs the career ladder: stroppy and selfish. Still not a team player as a DCI?!
Feels like the author fallen out of love with Tennison.

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Best One so Far!

Having listened to all of the Jane Tennison series, this one was eagerly anticipated. The Narrator was very good, especially when speaking as Jane, because her diction was just as you would imagine Lynda La Plante's character to speak!The story appealed to me because of the 1920''s family tree, and the ancestry research although the cold case was indeed shocking in more ways than one. However, a very large part of the audible concerns Jane's personal life and the refurbishment of her new house. So this very much lightened the noir side of the story.We meet Jane's family again and listen to her struggles to compete in what was a male dominated decade.Through the good narration we enter into Jane's world in which she is dedicated to her career.A lot of surprises along the way, and the audible kept the listener engaged throughout. Cannot wait till the next one!

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Dark rooms

Jayne is back. Fabulous read just couldn’t stop listening ie page turning !
Can’t wait for the next episode x

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Fabulous story , Fabulous Narration

After listening to all the Prime suspect books and now all the Jane Tennisson all I can say is BLOODY BRILLIANT
I have everything crossed there are many more of these books being planned
Narration. Really fantastic Highly recommend

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Brilliant compelling engaging murder mystery

As ever another brilliant book in the Tennyson series quite a few twists and turns great to see how Jane's character is evolving, narration was brilliant as always