Larraine's Reviews > Believing the Lie

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth  George
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 04, 2012

it was amazing
Read on February 04, 2012

It's always a pleasure to encounter an Elizabeth George novel. Despite having written countless Inspector Lynley novels, they always seem new and fresh. Unlike other authors, she doesn't seem to tire of her character. Plus, every book is a new experience with a complex plot. They are also very long even though they generally take place over a relatively short period of time.

In this case, Lynley - both a Scotland Yard detective AND an Earl - has been asked to discretely look into a possible murder by a concerned family member. Lynley is just the person to ask. There aren't too many Scotland Yard detectives who also happen to be titled and rich. Lynley doesn't need to do what he does. He WANTS to do so. I know that, for some, this will seem a stretch. But there it is.

This is the third book that explores Lynley's career after the horrible and senseless death of his wife and their unborn child. To complicate matters, he is having an affair with Isabelle, his superior officer and "guv." He thinks that nobody knows including Barbara Havers, his partner. However, she is aware and hoping that the affair doesn't become public and cause problems.

In the meantime, Lynley is away on what seems to be a fool's errand. Isabelle is livid because he refuses to tell her what he is doing. Havers is trying to stay neutral but takes a few days of personal time to help him with some of the answers he needs. It soon becomes obvious that there is much more to this than meets the eye. Plus there are the other subplots that twist their way through the story. It's a complicated and interesting book. I recommend it highly.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Believing the Lie.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.