Thrilling and shocking! Taking the fantastic Inspector Lynley series to a whole new level. Friends have been endlessly talking about the very unexpected twist at the end, but I had to read it to believe it. Ms. George doesn't let up the pace for a moment. If this is your first read in the series, go back to the beginning and read every one. You won't be disappointed! They are all excellent. The TV versions are a poor comparison and don't do the books justice.
I picked this book up before a recent business trip because I'd seen the Inspector Lynley mysteries on PBS. The author writes a tight, gripping mystery and suspense novel that kept me "on the edge of my seat." The characters are intriguing and the story is well plotted. This is a must-read, especially for readers who enjoy fine crime novels.
I am a fan of mystery writer Elizabeth George. This book is a British mystery with Scotland Yard super sleuth and royaly born Thomas Lynley and his side kick,Sgt Havers. It is a great "who done it" that keeps you guessing up to the end.
I just couldn't get into this book at all - it's very British and so much of the conversations and referrals were in British slang. I've read British authors often before, so I wonder if some books get "Americanized" before they are published across the pond. When there are some British slag in context I can decipher no problem, but this book made me feel like I was trying to read something in a foreign language!
I really enjoyed this book. I am not sure I like what the author decided to do in the life of one of the characters, but it was still a gripping story. I will be really interested to see what happens when she follows up with Lynley/Havers/Simon/Deborah.