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ISBN13: 9780060545635
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The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard searching for answers. Who is the twelve-year-old boy who pulled the trigger? What were the circumstances that led to his horrific act? That story begins on the other side of London, where the three mixed-race Campbell children are sent to live with their aunt. The oldest, fifteen-year-old Ness, is headed for trouble as fast as her high-heeled boots will take her. That leaves the middle child, Joel, to care for the youngest, Toby. But before long, Joel has his own problems with a local gang. To protect his family, he makes a pact with the devil — a move that leads straight to the front doorstep of Thomas Lynley.

The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful, emotional novel that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write.

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"[A] gripping story that, without preachiness, shows how a good child can lose his way." Library Journal

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"George's best since A Great Deliverance." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] dark, chilling tale of desperation and revenge." Booklist

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"The book is Dickensian in length...though, true to George's usual standards, with hardly a dull or unnecessary stretch....All in all, a sad but splendid achievement." Seattle Times

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"What Came Before He Shot Her dispenses with all of George's popular series characters, instead plunging the reader into the grimy, scary world that begat that death." Oregonian

Synopsis:

The anatomy of a murder and the story of a family in crisis, this latest blockbuster by a bestselling author is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insight that delivers a suspenseful and stunning view of a shocking crime.

Synopsis:

A kind and well-loved woman was brutally and inexplicably murdered. The pregnant wife of a respected police inspector, her death has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Perhaps most horrifying of all, the trigger of the weapon that killed her was apparently pulled by a stranger . . . a twelve-year-old boy.

The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insights, a novel that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write.

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. She lives in Seattle, Washington, and London.

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Julyemarie, October 15, 2008 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
This book gets you from the first page. A thrilling and very real account of fiction. I found myself tortured to have to stop reading and was enthralled by the drama and tragedy of this family of three children. While my life struggles pale in comparison, I found myself empathizing with characters I would never see eye to eye with in the outside world. That being said; while I love a good cliffhanger, Ms. George left me hanging in a way I did not appreciate. When I realized it was the last page, I was frustrated and angered. A warning to any and all who like to know just a bit of an ending...it does not come with this novel.
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Kaite, September 14, 2007 (view all comments by Kaite)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060545635
Author:
George, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
George, Elizabeth A.
Author:
by Elizabeth George
Author:
Walter, Jess
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Lynley, thomas (fictitious character)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070828
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
6.41x4.69x1.22 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 736 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060545635 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] gripping story that, without preachiness, shows how a good child can lose his way."
"Review" by , "George's best since A Great Deliverance."
"Review" by , "[A] dark, chilling tale of desperation and revenge."
"Review" by , "The book is Dickensian in length...though, true to George's usual standards, with hardly a dull or unnecessary stretch....All in all, a sad but splendid achievement."
"Review" by , "What Came Before He Shot Her dispenses with all of George's popular series characters, instead plunging the reader into the grimy, scary world that begat that death."
"Synopsis" by , The anatomy of a murder and the story of a family in crisis, this latest blockbuster by a bestselling author is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insight that delivers a suspenseful and stunning view of a shocking crime.
"Synopsis" by , A kind and well-loved woman was brutally and inexplicably murdered. The pregnant wife of a respected police inspector, her death has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Perhaps most horrifying of all, the trigger of the weapon that killed her was apparently pulled by a stranger . . . a twelve-year-old boy.

The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insights, a novel that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write.

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