Quando il professor Azhar scopre che la figlia di nove anni è scomparsa dalla sua casa di Londra insieme a quasi tutte le sue cose, non può che bussare disperato alla porta accanto e chiedere aiuto alla vicina e amica, il sergente Barbara Havers. Presto si scopre che a portar via la bambina è stata la madre, trasferitasi in Italia, a Lucca, per seguire il suo nuovo amore. Qualche mese dopo, però, la bambina sparisce davvero da un mercato della città, e sul caso si accendono i riflettori dei media. Viene chiamata in causa Scotland Yard, e a indagare è Thomas Lynley, mentore e superiore di Barbara. La Havers, dal canto suo, in questa vicenda sta mettendo a rischio la propria carriera, e forse molto di più: che cosa nasconde Azhar dietro l’immagine del padre affranto? Insieme a un ostinato ispettore italiano, Lynley e la Havers devono affrontare una situazione delicatissima, in cui si mescolano questioni razziali difficoltà linguistiche e pregiudizi culturali, che si complica ulteriormente quando al mistero sul rapimento si aggiunge quello di una misteriosa morte...
- ISBN: 8850240112
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 716
Since I'm a writer, I hate posting negative reviews almost as much as I hate receiving them. But I'm just hoping to join in the conversation here and say, "What the hell happened?" As I was reading Elizabeth George's newest tome, Just One Evil Act, I found myself wanting to not only converse with he Leggi tutto
Much too long for the story it told. I love Elizabeth George, but this 700+ page tale needed a stronger editor. There were only so many times I could go through the "Azhar's in trouble! Only Barbara can help him! Of course, Barbara can only help him by doing something unethical/terribly stupid! Quick Leggi tutto
How to tell when a mystery writer has been working on the same characters for too long: 1. She forgets to murder anyone until the book is more than halfway done 2. She invents new and horrible ways to torture old familiar much-loved characters 3. She inserts random italian phrases in to the text withou Leggi tutto
You really wish that the authors of some of these books would read the reviews here.Many many reviewers had the same feelings I did about this bloody series. Elizabeth George is a damn good storyteller but she has got to get a life, or more precisely let her characters get a life!! I wonder if she
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George follows up where Believing the Lie left off with Taymullah Azhar looking for his missing daughter Hadiyyyah. I was truly hoping this book would be the turn around book, when the characters would be set right and true sleuthing would recommence. This is George’s Leggi tutto
(may contain spoilers) I listen to books on CD almost exclusively now due to medical reasons, and I kept on yelling at the player (in my car or at home, listened to book on both as it was a l-o-n-g, drawn-out book) "Are you kidding me?" The actions of Barbara Havers were so out of character (readers Leggi tutto
What an infuriating book. By miles, it's the worst in the series--which I really liked very much (up to this point). I'm getting a really strong feeling that George is tired of this series. She departed from it almost completely a couple of books ago, to tell the story of a hapless killer (only conne Leggi tutto
Poor Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Lynley's partner is a character created to elicit a wince. She's the visual equivalent of a three-car pile-up; socially inept (and unrepentant about it), stubborn, coarse, and cursed with the inability to think beyond the moment she's in or the emotion she's fe Leggi tutto
OK, to start with, I am a HUGE fan of EG. There have been some recent bumps in the road, and I REALLY wanted to love this. And in some ways, I did! The past two days I was agitated, and realized it was because I was SO annoyed at one of the character's actions -- she KNOWS better! WTF? etc. Then rea Leggi tutto
A brilliant first chapter ... Lynley is at a roller derby match. EG shows us that Lynley is different, or at least trying to be different, from the man he was before Helen was killed. UPDATE 11/20/13 ... This is a magnificent novel, perhaps EG's best ever. Barbara Havers is at the center of it, in al Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!