1) Another masterpiece by George. This was about Eve and Dennis. They were together several years ago at a political convention and enjoyed a 10 day sexual romp. Their politics and views were at opposite ends of the spectrum. They werent in love. They both filled a need for that short time together. That short time produced a child. Now, several years later, they are brought together after this child is kidnapped and the kidnapped demands dennis, who is now the editor of the Source, to reveal the father of this child. A secret that has been kept all these years. Eve is now a member of Parliament (MP) and insists this does not get reported and keeps the police out of it. She also demands the story DOES NOT get printed. Enter ST. James, Debra and Helen. They are asked to help find the child and keep the police out of it. They do unwillingly but they participate solely for the hope of finding the child. This mystery is full of suspense with intricate story lines that include Barbara and Tommy who are brought into the plot later on. This series seems to get better and better from book to book. Towards the last 100 pages, I could not do a thing until I finished it. Looking forward to the next one!!
Not the best of the Inspector Lynley series. A full one-third of the start of the book barely mentions Lynley or Havers and St. James, Deborah and Lady Helen act very badly during that period. The finale, however, is rousing.
This was my first Elizabeth George book and I became an instant fan. If you like intelligent mysteries with intricate plots and complex characters, you will enjoy this and other Elizabeth George books. George writes in a leisurely manner but continually introduces psychological twists and turns and reveals clues. Her characters, both the good guys and the criminals, are flawed and human and this makes her plots believable.
This novel centers around the secret love child of an ambitious politician and a sleazy tabloid publisher. Their blinding ambitions lead to devastating results. This meticulously plotted Scotland yard murder mystery will leave you thinking!
Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at his tabloid The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well.
A very engaging read even if it was 623 pages! It might be so long because the infamous Inspector Lynley and his team do not appear until the second third of the book as the crime victims try for the longest time to not involve the police. I chose this novel for a roundtrip transoceanic flight to take my mind off of an aching knee. It did the trick. I was very motivated to keep reading the novel to find out the "whodunnit."