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Place of Hiding (Inspector Lynley Mysteries 12) by Elizabeth George

By Elizabeth George

The unexpected dying of man Brouard after his morning swim shocks the citizens of Guernsey. A beneficiant purchaser and benefactor of the island seeing that his arrival there a decade in the past, his loss of life places a query mark over many loved tasks. while a tender American lady is charged with the homicide, her brother seeks support from the single touch he has within the united kingdom - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to discover that her previous pal has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to ward off this miscarriage of justice. There they discover a tangled internet of deceit and betrayal, with its origins in wartime profession. In fixing the crime, they need to depend upon their long-standing friendship with Inspector Lynley; they have to additionally research painful classes approximately loyalty and belief, and the loving tyranny of kinfolk ties.

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I caught the Underground at Victoria, but I went the wrong way and didn’t figure it out till . . Then the map got soaked. Then it blew away. Then I lost the address. But now. Thank God . ” With that, he moved fully into the light, saying only, “Debs. What a frigging miracle. ” Debs. Deborah stepped forward, hardly daring to believe. The time and the place came back to her in a rush. As did the people from that time and that place. She set Peach on the floor and joined her husband at the door to have a better look.

It sounded as if she despaired the very effort to speak, and he understood from this how much she loathed the fact that he had failed to understand her. “But you’ve got to know your work is good,” he said. “How can you go to Bermondsey and capture it like this”—with a gesture towards the wall—“and not know that your work is good? Better than good. ” “Because knowing all that happens here,” she replied. Her voice had become subdued now and her posture—so rigid a moment before—released its tension so that she seemed to sag in front of him.

Like an inexperienced boatman in an unfamiliar river, St. James habitually steered clear of them. He looked over his shoulder at the study. The firelight and the candles within provided the only illumination there. He should have thought to brighten the room, he realised. While the subdued lighting could have been construed as romantic in other circumstances, in these circumstances it seemed downright funereal. But we have no corpse, he reminded himself. This isn’t a death. Just a disappointment.

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