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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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Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (2012)

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The story and the writing are very good. I enjoyed the book, but I felt there was too much in it. All the characters were very complex. If it had been two books, I'd probably have given them both 5 stars. ( )
  ajlewis2 | Feb 24, 2016 |
Enjoyable, but you have to suspend belief more than usual with Elizabeth George (around the involvement of Deborah St James in particular). The plot gets quite gripping up to the last 100 pages and then falls apart a little and feels unfinished. Obviously the next book is going to be more Havers centric than this one. Not the best Lynley novel but OK. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
I listened to "Believing The Lie"on audiobook. It was quite enjoyable as it was read by Davina Porter, who is an excellent reader and has probably read hundreds of audiobooks. She is capable of making each character come alive through her interpretation of their voices. The author provides the reader with varied, interesting folks who we inevitably care about as the novel progresses. With this author in particular I find myself involved in the story but not necessarily feeling any depth connecting the characters and the story line. When all of a sudden, George gives us a scene that encompasses one of the more vulnerable characters in a natural setting that ultimately threatens her life. The encroaching ocean and the inability to see due to a heavy fog, call to mind the situation the character has found herself in throughout the book. It was an amazing moment as I felt the connection that lie in George's keen writing of the scene, bringing in the elements of threat and danger that had always been there for this character before the reader really knew it. George does this often but so subtly that I didn't see it coming, and her characters didn't either. This is the second audiobook of Elizabeth George that I have listened to recently and I look forward to more. I highly recommend her books for you if you are drawn towards involved, character-driven mysteries. ( )
  mmignano11 | Jan 3, 2016 |
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 |
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Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole,
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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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