Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizensIan Druitt, the local deaconis accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ians death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara cant shake the feeling that shes missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlowmainly elderly retirees and college studentsand discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide.A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves sets Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Thomas Lynley against one of their most intricate cases. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from Elizabeth Georges previous novels who join Lynley and Havers, and readers new to the series will quickly see why she is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story about the lies we tell, the lies we believe, and the redemption we need, this novel will be remembered as one of Georges best....
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The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20) Reviews
Elizabeth George and I are in a love/hate relationship right now. She is probably unaware of it but I am. I love Lynley and Havers and have been reading them for decades. It is a commitment because George loves the sound of her own voice and writes overlong books. This one was over 690 pages and 150 of them could have been edited easily and made the story clearer but why quibble?
Continuing on her attack of her beloved characters. Havers is once again being abused out of all proportion by Isabe ...more
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you, Goodreads!
Kind of a big messy book with lots going on, lots of characters with lots of dialogue and interaction, which is why the book is almost 700 pages, I suppose.
In this one, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, she of the unkempt look but the wise-beyond-her-appearance brain, is sent with Chief Inspector Isabelle Ardrey to investigate an investigation. Yes, seriously, they are sent to make sure a police investigation into a suicide was done ...more
While I have been a huge fan of Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley novels, I confess the last couple haven’t quite captured me in the manner of earlier ones. The reason for this, I believe, has nothing to do with the superb writing or plot which is always of such a high standard. Rather, it was the sense of absence around the primary character and the man we’ve all grown to know and love, Inspector Thomas Lynley, the intrepid Earl himself. I recall writing one review which was akin to Missing P ...more
I listened to this book on audible.com. The narration was brilliant especially Havers who gave me some laugh out loud moments. I’m a bit surprised to see so many 5 star ratings . I found it all a little tedious at times. Who was doing what to who? I thought it got bogged down a bit in binge drinking, casual sex and was all a bit teenagie even though that isn’t a word! We love to hate Isobel Adery but I found her dialogue often repetitive, I did get tired of her saying ‘Stop calling me Isobel’. I ...more
I have a long history with Elizabeth George. She is one of just two authors that I read in my teens that I still read - the other being Stephen King. The very first book I read, when I was a anxiety and zit ridden teen, was "For the Sake of Elena". I was 16 years old or so, and had been reading adult fiction for just a couple of years. That book held a wealth of codes into the grown up world. It also had a Swedish professor who swore in his native tongue (my native tongue), which was fascinating ...more
I am a huge fan of this author and her characters. That said, I found the first half of this novel boring, the writing cumbersome, tedious and repetitive. The use of IPCC, CC, PCSO,DCS, etc, etc drove me crazy because they were done so much. Interrupted the reading flow. Too many mental digressions and other unnecessary meanderings turned this 350 page novel into a 700 page novel.
Will I read the next installment, should there be one ?I absolutely will.
It has been too long since I read/reviewed an Elizabeth George Novel (since August, 2015, in fact, with the release of A Banquet of Consequences). Some things don’t change: as I said then, “I LOVE Elizabeth George, and have been reading the Inspector Lynley novels (or, as I prefer to call them, the Lynley-Havers novels) since the mid-1990s when introduced to them by a fellow librarian when we were stuck in an airport.”
For those familiar with the series, I’ll start with a couple of things I hoped ...more