• Trial and Retribution II

  • Trial and Retribution, Book 2
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Identical and brutal assaults on three women. One woman survives to give a detailed description of her attacker. 

The police arrest a suspect, Damon Morton, confident he is their man. But three of his employees admit to the crimes, and Morton's wife and girlfriend provide him with an alibi.

They all declare Damon Morton innocent. The police know he did it. But if people lie under oath in a court of law ­- who can the jury believe?

©2020 Lynda La Plante (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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Great

i love lynda laplante books in general and this series Is no exception. only one problem, they aré too short.

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Enjoyable listen, albeit somewhat dated. It has good character and plot development that positions it as a solid British mystery/police procedural.

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Very enjoyable series

One of my new favorite authors. Very well written and the narration, I feel, is fantastic.

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Hung up

I like these books pretty well but why are so many British writers hung up on crimes involving sexual violence against women and children?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-21

brilliant. love the story and narrator

Great story and read brilliantly by one of the best narrators I've heard. nothing annoys me about his voice and that's rare. live the stories Lynda writes.

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  • Jacky
  • 04-22-22

Another twisting compelling murder and trial

Compelling intriguing murder mystery love the trial side of these books really enjoying them, narration adds to the books adding so much background

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-26-21

Loving this series

I have always loved Lynda's books. Even better on Audible. Went through Trial and Retribution in one day. Then straight onto Retribution 2. I ordered the rest of the series in one go.
Just brilliant. Will spend the rest of my time unwell and in bed working my way through them all.

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  • Edward Jennings
  • 07-20-21

Gripping

But deeply frustrating. The main villain is a very disturbing individual who really needed a visit from Dexter Morgan.

Or Rorshach

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  • D Schofield
  • 06-01-22

grim grey British crime drama - fab

London accent narration adds to the gritty British drama. really enjoyed getting to the bottom of the case .

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  • Rosina Kettle-Williams
  • 04-13-22

Importance of regional accents

Excellent, if gory, story, in the main well read but the overall performance severely marred by the atrocious attempt at a Glaswegian accent.

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  • Emma
  • 01-26-22

Always 5 stars for Lynda

Great as ever. Am addicted to Lynda. on about 20th book now. Not sure what I'll listen to when I've heard them all as she is just SOOO good!

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  • HashTag
  • 01-25-22

Gripping stuff with some caveats

Sloppy detective work I thought.

Considering that this is set in London, which held (holds?) the record as having the highest density of CCTVs on the planet, yet not a single mention off CCTV footage.

SPOILER FOLLOWS:
This confused/frustrated me:
Everyone agreed that only one person committed the second crime
Everyone also agreed with description of the perpetrator of this second incident
Doubt was placed, and I agree, on the fact that the description given conclusively pointed to the Damien (the accused)
None of the other 3 guys (the followers) looked remotely like Damien

Why wasn't the point raised that this meant (ludicrously) that they were implying there was a 4th person? Nobody questioned the victim's description, only the fact that it was without any doubt Damien. In fact her fright when she thought she saw him outside her flat corroborates the physical description of her attacker. So, who was he if not Damien? The simplest explanation was that it had to be Damien


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  • Steph H
  • 01-22-22

Please read below

I'm going to do a review for the series as a whole and post it for each book, this is because I feel that the further along the series and especially the last book are mostly about the private lives of the detectives rather than the crimes themselves.

I do feel that of all the series of Linda La Plante's that I've read/watched this is probably the weakest as far as story and character development go.

The character of Mike Walker is not someone I like, yes he may get the job done, but he really is a dinosaur, and frankly I don't think he is that good of a detective. He guesses a lot or plays a hunch, which by luck has been proved correct, so often no more follow up is done once a case has either had a confession or thought to be proved. Finding evidence whilst the case is going through trial seems really far fetched to me and also not professional.

The character of Pat North has a lot of potential, she should have stayed well away from getting involved in a relationship with Mike Walker, and frankly that whole scenario is completely unnecessary.

The Detective Sargent character of Dave Satchwell starts off predictable, seems to move forward, and then de-evolves by the last book.

How much of all of this is due to the fact that the author was writing for television, rather than writing a "book" I don't know, but the story does seem to suffer because of it.

I won't be revisiting the tv series, and I doubt very much that I will listen to the books again.

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  • Maggie G
  • 01-04-22

Gripping

I found the second book in this series as brilliant as the first and will be moving on to the third next. The narrator is brilliant easy to listen to and makes all the characters recognizable. Did not anticipate the twist at the end. Highly recommend.

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  • SHELAGH MEATES
  • 07-24-22

Trial & Retribution 11

Such a horrifying case that haunted me but I could not stop listening. I can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series.