"George has mastered the British mystery so well that you'd never guess she's American. The 12 books in her Lynley series are woven together in intricate but seamless patterns: This is mystery writing at its most complex and' intelligent.." -Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)
"Dense, complex, and riveting." -Booklist
"Engrossing. . . There are very few writers today who can create so many completely rounded, whole and human characters. Those who have not yet read George will find this an excellent place to begin." -Mystery'Ink
"Vintage George." -The Columbus Dispatch
"A tale so full of sudden twists and turns that for some it may be difficult to put this book down, even long after bedtime. " -The Tampa Tribune"
"Devilishly good!" _Orange Coast
"As always, Elizabeth George has spun a gripping, complex tale, full of passion, loss and longing, dark emotions and fragility. Read her if you like your mysteries shaken and ingenious." -The Bellingham Herald
I loved this book! This is one of George's Inspector Lynley/Barbara Havers series, but it focuses, this time, on the St. James.' Deborah is sought out by an old friends' brother. Her friend is on Guersney (a channel island) & is accused of murder. Not only is the murder story fascinating, but the murder of Simon & Deborah is also an aspect that is fleshed out & a rewarding part of the whole book.