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
Please note: I read this as a free e-ARC from Netgalley. As I wasn’t too enamored with Elizabeth George’s last two Lynsey novels, I started this one with trepidation. However, I should not have been concerned. I really felt like this one was one of her best installments. As it begins, Ardury and Havers are sent to Ludlow to follow up on an suicide investigation. Due to Ardury’s increasing alcohol dependency clues are missed and not followed up. Barbara Havers is tasked in writing the report only ...more
Another phenomenal book by Elizabeth George. There are several prominent women who could be the "she" of the title. Fans of Inspector Linley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers will really enjoy it.
So many 5 stars lately. Don't know if I just hit a string of great books or I am more generous than usual. This was a great listen--I did 124 chapters in just 4 days. Elizabeth George is so wonderful with British mysteries. The environment, characters, understanding of police and Scotland Yard its all here. I feel like my son with a Harry Potter book. Can't wait for it to arrive and then can't stop till it is done. I found reasons to walk and ride just to listen. Neglected reading anything just ...more
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
Another stunning and well written Inspector Lynley novel by one of the best crime writers alive today. In the 20+ books she’s written, not one has been boring, predictable or obvious, which is great praise for a writer of this genre, believe me. Do yourself a favour if you have never read one of her novels, pick one up. Either start from the very beginning or at least from In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner, which was my introduction to Ms George & is set in Derbyshire, the county in England th ...more
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers work well together, although they are vastly different in appearance and behavior. Havers is unkempt, impulsive, and laces her speech with off-color remarks. Lynley, on the other hand, is immaculately attired, urbane, and dignified. Despite their dissimilarities, Lynley and Havers have a great deal in common. Both are insightful, thorough, and more interested in attaining justice than in kowtowing to their superiors.
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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
Parenthood & crime
It's all about parenthood (lets it, motherhood) the new Linley&Havers book.
It starts with how Ardery try to manage her offspring and the battle with poor Bob over their custody, and the results it's an hard failing. Meanwhile she's doing a good job with vodka (I lost the count of many bottles she'd drunk). And it ends with a tragedy caused by parents out of control.
How the various amount of girls & boys and their relatives try to cope with life. An hard time life, ...more