Girl on the Line is heartbreaking, funny, and most of all, honest. Alice Vinten has managed to weave her personal experiences, both good and bad, with the horrors and stresses of modern day policing in the Met. The best thing of all about this superb book is that I know I would have loved to work alongside Alice as an officer
Compelling, honest and moving account of being a woman in the Met
Alice Vinten has written an honest, vivid and compelling account of her experiences as an officer in the Metropolitan Police. Superbly written, with the pace of a novel, it offers an illuminating look at the pressures of everyday encounters with brutal, chaotic and tragic lives. Most importantly, it doesn't shy away from reflecting the emotional toll that such a career takes on a conscientious officer.
A humane but unflinching look at the sharp end of contemporary policing. Vinten has a compassionate eye, and gives a human face to those charged with our safety.
Absolutely loved it: raw, shocking and exciting, yet very open, personal and thought-provoking too. Write a crime thriller, please!
An authentic, engrossing read.
Life-on-the-streets, I'll-get-you-a-coppah! realness . . . Powerful
The warts-and-all memoir of a Metropolitan Police officer . . . Vinten reveals how she coped with the challenges of life on the front line of London policing.
A warts-and-all memoir of an ex-cop from probationer days on. Fascinating
Alice Vinten is the real deal - all the thrills of a crime novel, only true. Required reading for anyone interested in what the police really do
I loved this book. Gritty and gripping, moving and shocking, this brilliant police memoir shows that life on the force really is different for girls
Both gripping and thoughtfully written, it provides a vision of the frontline which will fill you with appreciation for those who, like Vinten, risk life and limb to keep us safe
This compelling memoir ... [is] a portrait of the frontline which will fill you with admiration for those who, like Vinten, daily risk life and limb to keep us safe
An intriguing insight into what it's like to be a woman in what still seems to be very much a man's world
I've never read such an authentic and interesting account of what it's like to be a female police officer. Should be required reading for anyone wanting to write procedurals or cop dramas!
Alice Vinten's memoir is deeply moving and inspiring, with twists and dramatic real-life scenes that could have been taken straight from a crime thriller. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a female police officer.