Believing The Lie: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth GeorgeBelieving The Lie: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George

Believing The Lie: A Lynley Novel

byElizabeth George

Paperback | December 31, 2012

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#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Punishment She Deserves Elizabeth George has millions of fans following her Inspector Lynley series. As USA Today put it, "It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." With Believing the Lie, she's poised to hook countless more.

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.

Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect--Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict--leads her to Nicholas's wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind.

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen psychological suspense novels, three young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington State.
Title:Believing The Lie: A Lynley NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8.38 × 5.42 × 1.31 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451237692

ISBN - 13:9780451237699

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Believing The Lie Elizabeth George is thoroughly wonderful. She creates believable, strong characters who you find yourself rooting for. The place and time always surrounds you completely. Always leaves me eager for the next book!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Believing the lie Always enjoy E George's books. Looking forward to the next one!
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Believing the lie Quite a good read.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me at the edge of my seat So many twists, so many lies
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Believing the lie Not great with a number of implausible plots intermixed.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Believing the lie Not great with a number of implausible plots intermixed.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lie Its a great novel combining the fiction of the story with the real places where the novel takes place. As usual Elizabeth Georges enhances her knowledge of England being herself an american. It keeps you guessing and at the end you realize the truth of the title, it was a lie.
Date published: 2013-02-07

Editorial Reviews

“A multiplicity of subplots and a richness of physical detail . . . The terrain and the weather are objective correlatives to the characters' stormy patches. Meanwhile, the story strands are untied and retied in satisfying and often moving ways.” —The Wall Street Journal“Elizabeth George is a superstar of the crime-fiction world, British Inspector Division. Deservedly so: Her tales always provide nuanced character studies and insights into social issues along with their intricate mysteries.” —The Seattle Times“Devilishly complicated.” —Entertainment Weekly“A dense, twisty plot with characters who reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction.” —People“George's . . . ability to continually enhance the portraits of Lynley, Havers, and other recurring characters while generating fully fleshed new ones for each novel is nothing less than superlative, and her atmospheric prose, complete with lovely and detailed descriptions of her setting, combines to add literary gravitas to her work . . . A worthy addition to her portfolio and one that simultaneously disturbs and satisfies.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Masterly . . . an intricate crime drama.” —Marie Claire