Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley, #18)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has... show more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really helpAzhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn’t on Hadiyyah’s, their daughter’s, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold. Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won’t get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands at the risk of her own career. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.
Publish date: October 15th 2013
Pages no: 723
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Lynley (#18)
I love long books when they’re done well, and this one is. This in-depth police procedural is as much an exploration of the many chambers of the heart as it is a crime novel, and it inhabits both roles equally well. The forms love takes—from gentle attraction to friendship to passion to unrequited d...
I've had my problems with the Lynley books ever since Helen's death. What still kept me reading them were the main characters, especially Barbara Havers. She's very special and I like her unorthodox methods. But in Just One Evil Act Barbara's behaviour often was hardly bearable. She acts extremely i...
This is the second Inspector Lynley novel in a row that I read. If you read my former review, you know why: Elizabeth George broke off one storyline at the end of the former book, and so "stimulated" het readers to buy the next one as well. This is the next one, and if i am not wrong, it is the lon...
I'm out. Skipped and read the last chapter because I couldn't bear this anymore. Finished with this series.
Far too much untraslated Italian dialog and yet another dull love interest for Lynley, but credit where credit is due. It was miles better than the last book and kind of fun to watch Barbara Havers fly off the rails.