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The writing is very good, the characters are interesting, and it's cleverly plotted.
For those of you who are fans of Elizabeth George's long running series about DI Thomas Lynley and Sargeant Barbara Havers, this is going to be very welcome news.
Too many characters are introduced in the beginning; too much detail is given on people that will play only minor roles in the story.
I did not read the sections that popped up on the kidnapping, torture and murder of a baby by poor, neglected little boys, and suggest you do the same. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Marni
I am not one of those reviewers who retell the story in my review. Hate that. So all I am going to say is that I really enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Megg
Loved the book! Could not put it down! Very readable and intriguing.Published 12 days ago by Rachel A. Devries
This book should have been two. Running through this long novel is a thread of an earlier crime which, eventually, does tie in to the present day puzzle, but the book overall... Read morePublished 22 days ago by lg
WHEN IS ELIZABETH GEORGE EVER GOING TO RESOLVE THE DEATH OF HELEN LYNLEY AND FIND THE REAL KILLER? ALL OF HER BOOKS SINCE "WHAT CAME BEFORE HE SHOT HER" ARE BAD. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Kemps Ridley
A great mystery! There was no way to guess the ending and I've read a lot of mysteries!Published 1 month ago by Deanna Pandolfini
Characters such as Havers seem stagnant. I say this because as an intelligent person you would expect more personal growth based on experiences. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Clue
For those reviewers who have criticized George for importing a real-life crime and changing the characters' names (the Bulger case) I say get over it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie Sharf