I love the Inspector Lynly series on TV which is why I took this book out. I only read a few pages but had to put it down because of all the bad language.
They never swear on the TV show. Won’t be taking anymore of her books out.
Really involved with psychological explanations for everything and everybody!
Terrible read; awful editing. Felt compelled to give poor rating on Amazon also.
After a couple of middling books in the Lynley series, the author is back on track in this one. A series of crimes, lots of suspects, well-drawn characters - Caroline is one of the most unlikeable ever created - and the return of Nkata, Havers, Dee and Ardery.
Loved this latest addition to the Lynley/Havers stories. Well written, compelling and the usual good chuckles resulting from the unvarnished, often crude perspectives of Barbara Havers. Totally surprised by the twist at the end, I thought I had identified the guilty party long before. Covers some interesting topics such as mental health, sex, crime and family secrets -- and while I disagree with George's limiting interpretation of what it is to be a feminist, her definition was important to moving the story along.
I've read all the "Lynley" novels and have enjoyed them all. This one is much better than the last two. Ms. George is back on track. While there are many, many details given that lengthen the book, in my opinion they provide a fleshing out of the characters and a real sense of place. She throws in so many red herrings and I found myself suspecting all of them by the end. A very satisfying read.
Made it to page 70 with a lot of effort and then quit. Very bland and much too wordy.
It was a very immersing story
Absolutely loved this novel. Lynley would not be Lynley without Havers. I do not regard the length of any book, but its content. And found this carried me along to the end, captivated.
I can see the Mad Max mentality, and the need for immediate gratification, is eroding the ability of people to think and enjoy. Don't rush, savour.
I am surprised by the negative comments about this book! I thought it was great! We got Lynley, we got Havers, we got a bit of Winnie - and even more from the perfect Dee Hariman and her efforts to improve Havers - so funny! Granted the CRIME is vulgar, vile, disgusting - but the circumstances seem believable (sadly). This story took everyone forward into new territory with new dimensions.
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