Synopses & Reviews
Sequel to the Edgar-nominated The Edge of Nowhere, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George
A mysterious girl who wont speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown originstrange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Beccahas her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, cant be allowed to know her whereabouts. As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers, and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one.
Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.
"A ripping good thriller." School Library Journal
Praise for Elizabeth George and her Novels
"Elizabeth George is a superstar of the crime-fiction world, British Inspector Division. Deservedly so: Her tails always provide nuanced character studies and insights into social issues along with their intricate mysteries."
—The Seattle Times on Believing the Lie
“Definitely a literary force to be reckoned with.”
“Its tough to resist Georges storytelling, once hooked.”
"Riveting tale of love, passion, and betrayal...series fans will enjoy following Lynley and Havers on their first investigation outside the U.K., while newcomers will be just as enthralled."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Just One Evil Act
"Just One Evil Act [is] among the most demanding and satisfying of the many detective novels by Elizabeth George."
—The Wall Street Journal
"A serious, suspenseful, thought-provoking and heart-rending novel."
—Richmond Times Dispatch on Just One Evil Act
“George is a master of the wily plot and the timely tossed out red herring… Georges fans will be glad to see Havers back in action, even though, as ever, shes quick to land in trouble. And as for Lynley—well, hes as cool as ever, in more than one sense of the word.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Just One Evil Act
"This is a must for fans of this series. Twists and turns are vintage George and do not disappoint."
—Library Journal on Just One Evil Act
"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 on Believing the Lie
—Entertainment Weekly on Believing the Lie
"A dense, twisty plot with characters who reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction."
—People on Believing the Lie
"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."
“This is one of her best.”
—Daily American on Believing the Lie
“Georges many fans…will be thrilled with this new episode in the lives of her lovable cast of characters.”
—Library Journal on Believing the Lie
“George's strengths--character development, plot twists and shocking tragedy--continue to shine.”
—Shelf Awareness on Believing the Lie
“A book of twists, turns and, to be blunt, fantastic writing…A complete A+ for the mystery realm.”
—Suspense Magazine on Believing the Lie
“[Lynley is] one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction.”
—The Boston Globe
Praise for The Edge of the Water:
“So many questions and secrets swirl around Whidbey Island…This is the second installment in what appears to be a series but one need not have read the first book to be engrossed...a riveting story and since many questions remain unanswered, readers will be eager for the next installment.” —VOYA
“When it comes to this series, with scenes that draw you into a remarkable world, its easy to state that readers will remember Whidbey for decades to come. George has scored an ‘A+ again. With discoveries being made and new characters arriving on the scene, waiting for book number three is going to take an incredible amount of patience. Bravo!” —Suspense Magazine
"A ripping good thriller" —School Library Journal
Praise for The Edge of Nowhere:
“George has created an interesting set of characters and plot twists that teenagers who like adventure and mysteries will enjoy." —School Library Journal
“...strong appeal to fans of Beth Kephart and Nancy Werlin.” —BCCB
George s mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. . . . George] is an essential writer of popular fiction today. The Washington Post
The #1 New York Times bestselling author s award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George s newest novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful facade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences could there be a link between the young man s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
After various issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter gives her a connection to the unsolved Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime, knowing one mistake could mean the end of her career.
Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from the first page to the last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve a case both complicated and deeply disturbing."
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors award-winning Inspector Lynley series returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved Scotland Yard members Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.
Elizabeth George first claimed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. Two decades later her Lynley novels are still at the top of national bestseller lists, proving how vast and loyal her audience is. Critics and fans alike cherish Inspector Lynley, eighth Earl of Asherton, and Sergeant Havers, his working-class partner, for their believably irascible relationship as much as for their uncanny ability to solve the most challenging cases. And in her twentieth Inspector Lynley novel, A Banquet of Consequences, George delivers another winner as Lynley and Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.
About the Author
Elizabeth George is the author of the bestselling crime novels about Inspector Thomas Lynley, as well as The Edge of Nowhere
, her first young adult novel, which was a finalist for both the Edgar and the Agatha awards. Ms. Georges novels are notable for their incisive characterization and their complex, multi-layered plots.
Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island, where both The Edge of Nowhere and The Edge of the Water are set. She says, Whidbey Island asks to be someone in a story. I only hope Ive done it justice.” Two more coming-of-age novels in the Whidbey Island sequence will follow.
Visit her at www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com