I found this book to be the best of hers I've read since 'What Came Before He Shot Her'. Lots of characters, as usual, several twists and turns, as usual. I always like the back and forth between Lynley and Havers. I will say the ending caught me a little by surprise. It's nice to have Elizabeth George back.
Great trivia about rock and roll-from the early 50's through the Beatles, Mamas and the Papas, Elvis, you name it, they're in here. Great for a long car trip, conversation starters, or, as the title states, in the bathroom.
Was looking for a book to help in the separation itself-there are many good ideas once you get the parent child separated . Was hoping for more ideas on how to get the separation accomplished in the first place. Probably need a book on how to get the parents out.
Not the usual Three Pines mystery-but a mystery none the less. More of the personal relationship between Gamache and Beauvoir, answering some questions, and posing others.-takes place in a remote monastery, so there are none of the usual characters..
If anyone can explain to me what happened at the end of this book,please do. 2/3 of it were pretty good, really. A love triangle of sorts, with a little psychotic craziness to make it interesting. But man, the last 1/3, I got so lost at the end, it's too bad, because the first part was good. Not only confusing, but a little too 'fantasy world' for me.
This book has gotten mixed reviews, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I started it. Elizabeth George's more recent books have been long, and this one is no exception, at over 600 pages. So with that in mind, I was a little ambivalent at first. As usual, there are a lot of characters, and lots of different stories going on. But this one was just as good as the others (except for 'What Came Before He Shot Her'-which I DID NOT like) The characters are complex and well thought out. And while there a re several story lines, they are not that complex that you can't follow them. I especially like DS Barbara Havers-Lynley's partner. She has evolved so much from the beginning. If you are a Elizabeth George fan, you won't be disappointed with this one.
So many stories in here-so many secrets-if I mentioned any of them, it would be a spoiler. It did sort of take me back to the days when my kids were in elementary school, and the cliques that were formed by the parents-very well written-every married woman, or any woman in a relationship should read this, I think there is a little of all of us in this book.