#1" New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers a new masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.
Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help. Azhar has no legal claim.
Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. 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.
About the Author
Elizabeth George, says Entertainment Weekly, reigns as the queen of the mystery genre. Ms. George, author of the bestselling crime novels about Inspector Thomas Lynley, is ad-mired for her complex plotting, elegant writing, and well-developed characters, all of which she brings to her novels for teens. The first book in the Whidbey Island saga, The Edge of Nowhere, was nominated for both an Agatha and an Edgar Award. The Edge of the Water and The Edge of the Shadows continue the story in the island setting, which is notable for its beauty and mystery. Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island. She says, Whidbey Island deserves to be someone in a story. I only hope I ve done it justice.
Praise for the #1 New York Times Bestseller Believing the Lie:
“A multiplicity of subplots and a richness of physical detail....The story strands are untied and retied in satisfying and often moving ways.”—The Wall Street Journal
“[Lynley’s] back in fine form....George has given us a story filled with sex, grit, love, and everything in between.”—The Gazette (Montreal)
“A clever story with fascinating subplots.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Masterly…an intricate crime drama.”—Marie Claire
Praise for Elizabeth George:
“A master of the English mystery.”—The New York Times
“It’s tough to resist George’s storytelling, once hooked.”—USA Today
“A superstar of the crime-fiction world…deservedly so.”—The Seattle Times
“A writer of immense power, keen intelligence, and profound sensitivity.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch