La piccola Charlotte, dieci anni, figlia del deputato conservatore Ewe Bowen (donna tanto affascinante quanto ambiziosa), viene rapita. E Dennis Luxford, spudorato direttore di un giornale scandalistico, riceve una lettera nella quale gli si chiede di riconoscere la paternità di Charlotte, e di farlo a lettere cubitali sulla prima pagina del suo tabloid... altrimenti la bambina sarà uccisa. Ma quale mistero si cela dietro quel ricatto? E se tutto non fosse altro che un abile, astutissimo e crudele tentativo di Dennis per fare uno scoop ai danni di Ewe e della sua carriera? Qual è l'oscuro legame che unisce Ewe e Dennis?
- ISBN: 8830414018
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 528
Of the eight Lynley novels I've read, I'd rank this third, after the first, A Great Deliverance and the third, Well-Schooled in Murder . Not that I felt that way through Part One, which is almost another book I'd rate much lower--for two reasons. First, that first part involves only that Tiresome Thr Leggi tutto
Overall I quite enjoyed this book. I am a great lover of 'whodunnits' but had never read one of Elizabeth George's Lynley mysteries. I have seen the tv show on many occasions so already had visions in my mind of the 2 main characters, and they haven't changed as the TV show is seems quite true to th Leggi tutto
"People didn't really change. They merely dropped their personae when they considered it safe to do so, or when trying circumstances forced their exterior shells to shatter like childhood's more cherished beliefs." Now that is how you write a police procedural! I'd forgotten how much I loved Lynl
UPDATE 2/5/19 ... I'm re-reading this ... I always learn something from the way Elizabeth George structures her novels *** A great series. It's really incredible how a woman from California can write so convincingly about Scotland Yard and England. She explains how in the excellent writer's book Writ Leggi tutto
Not too much to say except how much I loved this one. George focuses not on Lynley in this one, but also Havers for a good portion. We have a shocking crime and a reveal that I didn't see coming. There is some poor Deborah stuff going on, but it's not all encompassing like it has been in the last fe Leggi tutto
Well. I think perhaps I would have enjoyed this book more had it been half the length. George does ramble on interminably about her character's inner thoughts, at no particularly great gain to the plot, and the idea of show-not-tell isn't high on her agenda. The women in the book are a rum bunch - I Leggi tutto
IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ENEMY - NR George, Elizabeth - 8th Insp. Lynley When a young girl disappears from the streets of London without a trace, her mother, a well-respected MP, is convinced she knows the identity of the kidnapper--the child's father. But Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Leggi tutto
"Politieke carrière wordt hier boven het leven van een kind gezet. Gruwelijk!" https://elinevandm.wordpress.com/2019...
Poor little Charlotte Bowen. She's 10 years old, but her mother, Eve Bowen, Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, is a narcissistic conservative politician who always thinks 'it's all about her.' Charlotte is kidnapped, but despite all of the evidence mommy dearest thinks her one-week ex-flin Leggi tutto
Commendably twisty and well-plotted, with none of the awkward cameos from the lower classes that we often have to endure from George. I particularly enjoyed the falling-out between Lynley, Helen, St. James and Deborah as Lynley attacks them ("you three cretins"), deservedly. And Helen calls Lynley " Leggi tutto
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