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Believing the Lie

Believing the Lie

Detective Inspector Lynley is approached by business magnate Bernard Fairclough for a confidential review – not a formal investigation – of the circumstances of his nephew’s demise. The coroner’s verdict is accidental death.

Recovering from the murder of his wife, Lynley has personal reasons for welcoming a spell away from London. He heads to the wild beauty of the Lake District, with Deborah and Simon St James to provide cover for his inquiries. Barbara Havers, back at base, makes her own unique contribution to the case, distracted only by Isabelle’s ambitions to improve her Detective Sergeant’s appearance.

When he comes to know the various members of the extended Fairclough dynasty, Lynley finds many possible motives for murder, and uncovers layers of deceit and betrayal that expose the lies at the heart of the Cumbrian community.

(P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th January 2012

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781444730920

Reviews

Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
A fascinating read
<i>Woman</i>
A cool, clever book that needs concentration and a sharp brain to unravel
<i>Sunday Express</i>
Terrific as always - and how great to have Lynley back on the force.
<i>Time Out</i>
A spellbinding tale of mystery and murder
<i>Books Monthly</i>
Hurrah, another Inspector Lynley . . . This is crime writing at its finest. George's books are long, solid and wonderfully crafted; she is a modern Dorothy L Sayers.
<i>Saga</i>
She's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue
<i>Guardian</i>
The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about.
<i>Sun</i>