Bernard Fairclough, baronetto di recente nomina e ricco industriale, è convinto che la morte di suo nipote Ian, archiviata come accidentale, sia stata in realtà un omicidio. L'indagine è affidata all'ispettore Lynley, e per lui non mancheranno le sorprese in casa Fairclough: una figlia finta invalida che conduce un'esistenza parassita a spese del padre; un figliol prodigo uscito dal tunnel della dipendenza da alcol e stupefacenti che si affanna per rientrare nelle grazie del genitore, un ragazzino affetto da turbe psichiche, qualche ex moglie inviperita e non pochi amanti inopportuni...
- ISBN: 8850234287
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 590
- Data di uscita: 20-03-2014
George is an infuriating writer. When she's good, she's very good, but she has a tendency to go overboard in her plots, descriptions, extraneous characters, etc. So where did this one fall? Well, for 1/2 to 3/4s of the book, I was hooked, enjoying the world, getting to know the characters, waiting f Leggi tutto
I would like to file a Missing Person’s Report. Name: Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton. Description: Approximately six feet tall, blond hair, dark brown eyes, oozes class, intellect and emotional intelligence and an uncanny ability to read people. Inspires loyalty, desire and trust in e Leggi tutto
I was appalled at the idea that even though no crime was committed, Lynley and particularly the loathsome Deborah, felt they had the right to snoop into the personal business of just about everyone, particularly Alatea. What they learned was really none of their damn business. Deborah is a stereotyp Leggi tutto
Because I read a lot, people often ask me who my favourite writer is. How could you pick? There are so many. However, if I answer off the top of my head with my top five favourites, Elizabeth George is always in the mix. George writes complicated, intelligent, and thought provoking novels. Each book Leggi tutto
Ugh. This is a phenomenally disappointing book. Technically, George is a great writer; but she used to marry that technical skill with interesting and believable plots and characters. Now, her strong writing style just emphasizes the many and glaring plot holes, inconsistencies, imbecilities, and out Leggi tutto
Believing The Lie would have to be one of the silliest and most disappointing books I've ever read. As a great fan of Elizabeth George's previous novels, I almost feel affronted at being given this piece of utter rubbish. Nothing about this book is believable, and the worst thing about it is the utt Leggi tutto
Oh, let me count the ways I loathe this book. I generally love the series (count me as someone still missing Helen, but still, love the series). I like Lynley. I like the supporting characters. I like the attention to geography in each of the books. But the series seems to be spiraling out of contro Leggi tutto
While the mystery part of the story was first rate, involving a very complicated family in which every member from adult down to the children are keeping dangerous secrets from each other, I am not as happy with the turn Thomas Lynley's personal story has taken since the death of his wife. Why must
Elizabeth George is a writer whose fortunes, I think, have waxed and waned. I’ve been reading her for years, pretty much since she published her first book. Although many of her novels have a London setting I think that she has been particularly good at embracing other English settings such as Cornw Leggi tutto
I was a bit disappointed by this book. I've read all of Elizabeth George's books and loved all of them - until Helen dies. From this point on the books just weren't the same anymore. The mysteries seem very constructed and the characters sometimes act in very strange ways. "Believing the lie" starts Leggi tutto
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