Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

Inspector Lynley finds himself in a difficult position when he's sent undercover to see if Ian Cresswell's death was an accident or murder.  He can't tell his supervisor what he's doing and he can't use his police powers.  Despite those obstacles, he's soon turning up clues.  But clues to what?

Dutton Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  The book was published in January, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

Ms. George is always very verbose in her stories.  This one is 606 pages.  It took me a bit to get into her story; she seems to build up to her point.  Once it got interesting to me, it held my attention to the end.

She adds in subplots, has several people searching for answers in different places and they are usually having their own troubles, and the Inspector had no idea how many secrets were hidden in this family or how many lies had been told.

The author gives you a gay relationship, a transsexual, child pornography, adultery, and more to entertain you as Lynley follows the misty trail to the truth.  She also throws in happy endings, death, destroyed lives and relationships and more.  You won't be bored trying to sort all this out.

If you've been following Inspector Lynley, you'll want this new chapter of his life.  If he's new to you, you can read this book as a standalone.  

If you'd like my ARC of this book, leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your name and address and why you'd like to read it.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.


ChristyJan said...

I haven’t read any of the Inspector Lynley series yet, but this sounds like something I could sink my teeth into.

Mary Ann Ruehling said...

Uh, Ian, the Fairclough nephew, is actually named Ian CRESSWELL, not Fairclough. I have read this book. Have you?

Jo Ann Hakola said...

I appreciate this correction. Even the publisher didn't notice my error. I have updated the review with the correct name. Thanks for noticing. And, yes, I did read the book!