Believing the Lie

Believing the Lie

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After writing sixteen Inspector Lynley novels, "New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth George has millions of fans waiting for the next one. As "USA Today" put it, "It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." With "Believing the Lie," she's poised to hook countless more.Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect-Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict-leads her to Nicholas's wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left more

Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 170 x 236 x 58mm | 1,038.72g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0525952586
  • 9780525952589
  • 501,202

About Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is the "New York Times" bestselling author of sixteen suspense novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington more

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Praise for Elizabeth George: "[Lynley is] one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction." -"The Boston Globe" "Readers who value writing that is intelligent, surprising, sexy, funny, compassionate and wise should find "Careless in Red" a delight." -"The Washington Post" "As always, s George's subplots provide...engrossing moments and memorable characters." -"The Chicago Tribune" on "A Traitor to Memory" "Crime writing at its best and a damn good book to curl up with for several hours." -"The Courier Mail" on "This Body of Death"show more

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