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Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

Believing the Lie (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Elizabeth George

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Title:Believing the Lie
Authors:Elizabeth George
Info:Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated (2012), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover
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Another good read from Elizabeth George. Have read most of her books and most of them have been first class. This one is no exception. It majors in some of the characters we have known and loved and the plot has many a twist and turn. Enjoyed reading it.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" "To Whom It May Concern" and "Tell Me about the United Methodist Church" ( )
  whoizme8 | Oct 10, 2015 |
This was an adequate example of George's work, but it lacked the tension of her earlier work. It was as though the important, most interesting parts were left out and the less interesting parts were fully explained. I did enjoy this somewhat and George's work is, as always, well written, it just was not as good as her other work in this series. ( )
  karmiel | Aug 22, 2015 |
I've been reading George's Lynley/Havers mysteries since the 80s, and even though I thought the last one I read was insanely bloated, not just in length but in the number of characters and subplots as well, I wanted to try again. This one suffers from a few of the same problems (mainly subplots), but was shorter (although still too long). To tell the truth, I read these mysteries more to find out what is happening with the major characters than for the plot.
And there is no murder in this mystery, although there is suspicion of one. Rather, it is all about lies, obvious ones and startling ones, and how they are revealed and unravel, and the havoc this creates. At least one of the lies is strange and in a way trendy (and ultimately a little unbelievable). There is also a theme of the way parents do or don't care for their kids. At least this book had more of the series characters in it than the last one I read, and I will continue to read this series, at least the next book.
1 vote rebeccanyc | Jul 22, 2015 |
Another excellent Thomas Lynley novel with familiar characters, and some robust new characters. I particularly liked characterizations of the gullible Zed Benjamin, and the manipulative Mignon, and the fantastic Freddie (do men like him really exist?).

Novel is all about lies, exaggerations, innuendos, and miscommunications between loving couples, between acquaintances and strangers, and lies to ourselves. These lies take on lives of their own and often cause irreversible harm. Few eventually see through the lies and usually this improves their lives. But often the truth can be harder to face. But only then can healing and moving on begin.

Great read. ( )
  Bookish59 | Mar 17, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
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Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole,
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see with, not thro', the eye ...
William Blake
In loving memory of Anthony Mott
brilliant raconteur
adored companion
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Zed Benjamin has never been called into the office of the editor before, and he found the experience simultaneously disconcerting and thrilling.
Holly? Holly? What sort of name was that? Her former husband was going for a shrub?
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Going undercover to investigate the death of a drowning victim at the request of the man's wealthy and influential uncle, Inspector Thomas Lynley uncovers dark secrets in his client's family.

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