Su una spiaggia dell'isola di Guernsey viene ritrovato il cadavere di Guy Brouard, milionario ebreo e prodigo benefattore della comunità. Nonostante le circostanze oscure dell'omicidio e l'assenza di un movente, la polizia ferma China River, una fotografa venuta sull'isola per consegnare alcuni progetti a Brouard, che stava pianificando un museo in onore della resistenza di Guernsey contro l'occupazione tedesca. China, che si protesta innocente, chiede aiuto all'amica Deborah, moglie di Simon St. James, esperto della Scientifica. Nella loro indagine privata, i St. James scaveranno nei segreti inconfessati degli isolani, in un intreccio di menzogne pietose e colpevoli silenzi, che li condurrà a ciò che l'assassino ha preparato per loro, un agguato sull'isola...
- ISBN: 8850252889
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 636
- Data di uscita: 17-01-2019
A great sleuthing experience. My second Elizabeth George murder mystery and just as enjoyable as the first. Quality writing. Great plot.
This was a tragedy! Not only did George attempt to develop the character of Deborah St. James and turn her from a sympathetic supporting character into a harpy from hell who is as irritating as she is selfish, spoiled, and childish - BUT, the plot strained the reasonable credibility one expects in a Leggi tutto
Sadsack ginger Deborah St. James and her maimed, domineering husband Simon enjoy madcap adventures and rekindle old friendships on the island of Guernsey as they try to figure out who stuffed a rock down an elderly Jew's throat after his morning swim. I wish I could say this one had a happy ending,
Can you call it an Inspector Lynley novel when he is barely in it? I think he has three lines. Maybe four. Following Deborah and Simon was painful. Also Deborah is just the worst. I got nothing anymore on her. I swear George must take pleasure of having her being okay in the first couple of books to Leggi tutto
In order to read a George novel you have to clear the deck. Her dense prose and rich characters mean you need a supreme effort to gear up for each book, and then she spins a tale in which gradually each suspect is shown not to be the killer, while at the same time showing that each was hiding somet
This one left me a bit cold, but I think I was just not in the mood for George's particular brand of miserable and/or despicable characters. Plus I missed Lynley and Havers - this book focuses on St. James and Deborah, who are trying to solve a murder mystery on the Channel Island of Guernsey. The is Leggi tutto
Simon St. James is a bit anxious about his wife, Deborah. Deborah is extremely upset. Her old friend, China River, is in trouble and being held by the police on the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel. Now, Cherokee River, her brother, is in London suddenly in their home pleading with Deborah
Elizabeth George has been one of my favorite mystery writers since I read her first book. The thing I like best is her ability to create several related strands of plot and, by the end of the book, weave them together into a coherent whole. Often each strand affords Ms. George an opportunity to exam Leggi tutto
Not a Lynley/Havers. It’s Simon and Deborah who is insufferable from start to finish. Very convoluted plot. The other characters are painful to watch either because they are so dreadful themselves or because they’re nice but other people are treating them so badly. Altogether not an enjoyable read. Leggi tutto
I hate Deborah so much. She is horrible and ruined this book for me. I swear Elizabeth George sets out to make me hate a different main character every book. This time it’s Deborah, seriously, she’s the worst.
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