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Jan 23, 2011 jo rated it it was ok
this book is endless. when you figure out who the killer is, you still have like three hundred pages to go, so you tell yourself the person you figured out cannot possibly be the killer, 'cause how is EG going to keep the book going for another three hundred pages when we all know who the killer is?

well, she can. and she does.

even after the story ends (killer taken care of, case wrapped), she is still going. and going. if there is one thing i fault EG is that her books are too damn long.

now, i
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Aug 15, 2014 Melinda Worfolk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery, 2014
Unlike many Lynley fans, I loved What Came Before He Shot Her. I found the follow up, Careless In Red, very slow and didn't finish it, but I think Elizabeth George is in fine form once again with this one. One thing I really like about her mystery novels is that I find myself reading faster and faster because I NEED TO KNOW what happens next. I figured out who the murderer was and the motive long before the book ended, but there were still some surprises.

Just a heads up for people who don't wan
Reading order for the series: something major happens in With No One as Witness (#13) that affects the character arcs, and all subsequent books contain a major spoiler for anyone who hasn't read the earlier books yet, so best to read all the previous books first.

Anyway, on to this book.

Everyone except Havers was utterly unlikeable. Particularly the women, which bothers me. And there's an interleaved story that of course ends up being related but for the first half of the book smacks of Ms. Georg
Jun 20, 2010 Laura rated it it was ok
Bloat. Nearly 700 pages - at least 300 of which are bloat. I don't know if this was down to the author's inability to cut, the editor's inability to suggest changes to the author, or the publisher's desire to create quite the doorstop but really, 300-400 pages would have done just fine.

I'm also not sure I like the direction that Lynley is going, personally. It's difficult having to bring him back to the Met after the loss of Helen, but there are elements of his return that give me pause. His rel
Jun 14, 2010 Ruth rated it liked it
ok. well crafted but I didn't like any of the characters. First EG book don't know if I will try another.
Jan 03, 2012 Magda rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
George's writing is getting tiring. It's so depressing.
Sep 04, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
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Jan 23, 2011 Kathe rated it liked it