"A multiplicity of subplots and a richness of physical detail...The terrain and the weather are objective correlatives to the characters' stormy patches. Meanwhile, the story strands are untied and retied in satisfying and often moving ways."—The Wall Street Journal
"Elizabeth George is a superstar of the crime-fiction world, British Inspector Division. Deservedly so: Her tales always provide nuanced character studies and insights into social issues along with their intricate mysteries."—The Seattle Times
"Devilishly complicated."—Entertainment Weekly
"A dense, twisty plot with characters who reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction."—People
"George's...ability to continually enhance the portraits of Lynley, Havers, and other recurring characters while generating fully fleshed new ones for each novel is nothing less than superlative, and her atmospheric prose, complete with lovely and detailed descriptions of her setting, combines to add literary gravitas to her work...A worthy addition to her portfolio and one that simultaneously disturbs and satisfies."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Masterly…an intricate crime drama.”—Marie Claire
About the Author
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous suspense novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and France’s Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. She lives in Washington State.
Recent Inspector Thomas Lynley novels include: This Body of Death, Careless in Red, What Came Before He Shot Her, With No One as Witness, A Place of Hiding, and A Traitor to Memory.