Thomas Lynley torna a indagare affiancato dalla sua collega Barbara Havers e da Winston Nkata, da poco promosso detective, e il caso che devono affrontare richiederà tutte le loro abilità deduttive. Per le strade di Londra si muove un sinistro assassino. Sulla sua strada ha lasciato il corpo nudo e mutilato di un giovane adolescente e una serie di macabri indizi lasciano pensare all'opera di un serial killer. Lynley scopre presto che l'assassino ha già colpito altre tre volte, senza che la polizia sia arrivata a collegare i casi o a dare loro importanza. La ragione purtroppo è molto semplice: le prime vittime erano ragazzi neri.
- ISBN: 8830420689
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 696
I have been a fan of the Thomas Lynley series from the beginning, reading them in order and loving each one. However, this one takes a plot twist that was a mistake, in my opinion. I was, quite honestly horrified and heart broken by what happened. I have continued to read the books after this one bu Leggi tutto
I have followed this series from the first book and read them all in order. This one, took me by surprise and brought a tear to my eye, something that does not usually happen. Firstly, Ms. George for the first time went for a serial killer and also took on a difficult subject of what goes through th Leggi tutto
I read one of the early Elizabeth George novels years ago and didn't like it. George is an American writing police procedurals set in London. Having lived in London myself, I was put off by her unsure grasp of English social customs and mores. I don't know what possessed me to read this, but I must
SPOILER ALERT: This review reveals an irritating, but important, plot detail. Sweet Lord mother of God. Did nobody tell this woman that reading a book about a crazed serial killer is tough enough going? But to kill off Lynley's fricking WIFE in the middle of the book! For no apparent reason. Give me Leggi tutto
I won't read any more Elizabeth George novels because of this one. I was so angry at what she did to the characters that I swore off her altogether. A big part of what I enjoy about murder mystery series is that we get to know the primary characters over time, and see them develop. So to mess around Leggi tutto
“Of all my children, you were always the hardest on yourself. You were always looking for the right way to behave, so concerned you might make a mistake. But, darling, there are no mistakes. There are only our wishes, our actions, and the consequences that follow both. There are only events, how we Leggi tutto
I don't even know what to say here. I think I am still just ticked. George had too much happening this book and I really think that she would have been better off just sticking with Lynley and Havers third person points of views. Adding in Winston, the bad guy, a woman, and several others started ma Leggi tutto
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I like to read Elizabeth George because I'm so attached to her characters, especially to Helen Lynley because she adds a light touch to the proceedings. Other than Helen, the characters are all very serious and pained in various ways. This book is very wel Leggi tutto
I am done with this book for now. I read the prologue and that made me start this giant novel, but just after a couple of pages I felt totally disenchanted and bored by the story. The writer has a literary flair and her usage of some proverbs and phrases is amusing at times but the pace of the story Leggi tutto
This one was quite a ride. One of the best in the series, in my opinion. I almost didn't want to read it, having accidentally found out a major plot development in advance. But Ms. George's writing was spot on in describing how all the characters dealt with the situation. Very realistic. It was good Leggi tutto
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