02 May 2005

With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George

Fiction. Audiobook from Harper Audio. Recorded in 2005. Purchased at Audible.com.

A friend in Grand Rapids got me started on these Inspector Lynley books. I've enjoyed all of the books in the series that I have read. They are set in England, London for the most part, so I always enjoy recognizing the different locations. A couple of the books in the series have been made into BBC "made for TV" movies.

This book has a twist at the end that I did not expect and I am still struggling to reconcile myself to the way the story closes. A good read, but not one to start with. These books are best read in the order they were published, so look for A Great Deliverance to get a start on this series.

Publisher's summary:
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley takes on the case of his career.

When it comes to spellbinding suspense and page-turning excitement, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George always delivers. As the Wall Street Journal raves, "Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare."

In With No One as Witness, Elizabeth George has crafted an intricate, meticulously researched, and absorbing story sure to enthrall her readers. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is back, along with his longtime partner, the fiery Barbara Havers, and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata. They are on the hunt for a sinister killer.

When an adolescent boy's nude body is found mutilated and artfully arranged on the top of a tomb, it takes no large leap for the police to recognize this as the work of a serial killer. This is the fourth victim in three months but the first to be white.

Hoping to avoid charges of institutionalized racism in its failure to pursue the earlier crimes to their conclusion, New Scotland Yard hands the case over to Lynley and his colleagues. The killer is a psychopath who does not intend to be stopped. Worse, a devastating tragedy within the police ranks causes them to fumble in their pursuit of him.

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