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Believing the Lie by Elizabeth  George
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Karen I felt the book could been two hundred pages shorter..the end was too weird and quickly went from plodding along to Tim involved in something horrible and Manette and lovely Freddy dragging the kid to their wedding. I like happy endings but how rapid this came about made Freddy and Manette look insensitive to what the poor kid went through. Probably my happiest example is how tidy the relationship with Lynnly and his boss changed. The book hurt to hold, it was large. I say "better"editor!


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Kim Susan, this book is on my TBR list and I will get to it in due course, as I have read most of the other books in the series. Your excellent review has given me a better sense of what to expect than any other review I've read.


Jennifer Mcgown I can understand your point about the lies, but at the end of the day you have a rich family using New Scotland Yard as its own private investigating firm. It was a gross abuse of power to uncover lies, infidelity and a rotting dock. The Barbara Havers subplot was in the end more interesting. The Fairclough clan I found a bit trying, especially Mignon. Manette was a bit of a busybody, and I could never figure out her and Freddy. The quick wedding after her just getting used to him dating (or were these lies to make her jealous??), was a bit contrived. I thought Niamh was unbelievable, even when Ian was still with her she must have been a piece of work. Aletea was another unbelievable character. Nicholas was not very observant if he never noticed that she didn't have a cycle. I found the last quater of book slow going because it was obvious what was going to happen. This was not "Careless in Red", "Face of Deception", or "In the Presence of the Enemy".


Karen true dat!


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