The allege plot of the mystery itself was OK but the book as a whole was the worst I've red of this series. I'm beginning to see a pattern in this serThe allege plot of the mystery itself was OK but the book as a whole was the worst I've red of this series. I'm beginning to see a pattern in this series. This book is listed as a mystery but it is more a sex novel than anything else. The Kindle version I read was 566 pages in length but if one was to remove the sex it be maybe 300.
The only character that I'm really enjoying thus far is Barbara Havers which I say George does a find job of developing but she maybe has 25 pages in "Missing Joseph"
Debra and Simon St. James see to be stuck in a marriage crises as they seem to be discovering each others emotional wiring despite they've know each other since childhood and lived in the same household. You think they know each other more then they do.
Tommy and the ever pouty Lady Helen are worse when it comes to their relationship.
George must of had very little to write about the mystery itself so she filled the pages with a bunch of 'enough already' sexual fantasies which i I imagine are hers. Who knows? I do know I'm taking a break from her Lynley series. Hopefully will read some reviews that she is giving more focus to the mystery and the character Havers .
Probably my least favorite of the series thus far. I just couldn't get into the story. The sub plot of Havers dealing with her agin mom was the only pProbably my least favorite of the series thus far. I just couldn't get into the story. The sub plot of Havers dealing with her agin mom was the only pice that got my interest. The main murder plot and the characters associated with it were pretty much bores. The subplot of Helen's sister and her family was a yuk. It really had no purpose other then to have Lynley and Lady Helen close by so their romance that is beginning to become a yawner.
I'll keep reading the series but this one was a low OK dud...more
This is my first read of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley and though rather long it kept my interest but I felt some of it could have been done awaThis is my first read of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley and though rather long it kept my interest but I felt some of it could have been done away with.
There are several other mysteries besides the basic who "unit" and how they were finally woven in to the conclusion. But some of those mysteries do not truly take an 'Inspector LinIey' to solve. I liked George's narrative description of the various characters mannerisms.
This being my first book of the series the character development I assume has been done in previous stories.
If I was asked to sat what I liked least it would be the Isabelle Ardery character. Though there are no doubt Isabelles in the real world I think if I was her superior she would have not have been around much beyond the early part of the investigation. Especially as the lead investigator.
But the closing the book on Inspector Linley is I have added the first book of the series "A Great Deliverance" to my 'To-Read' shelf and if it hold up to the enjoyment of "This Body of Death" I will have a new series to read....more