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A Place of Hiding

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848942769

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 15th December 2009

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. Brouard has been a generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, and his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects.
When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK – Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice.
What they find on that beautiful island is a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, with its origins in wartime occupation. In solving the crime, they must rely on their long-standing friendship with Inspector Thomas Lynley; they must also learn painful lessons about loyalty and trust, and the loving tyranny of family ties.

Reviews

A fine addition to George's ouevre, this twelfth outing in her popular series will delight her fans.
Jane Adams, Amazon.com
A first-class, page-turning read
The Times
excellent holiday reading from one of the queens of the traditional detective story.
Sainsbury's Magazine (June 04)
her nuanced characterizations drive the novel . . . this commands attention . . . dense, complex, and riveting.
<i>Booklist</i> (USA)
highly absorbing . . . enough cliffhangers and red herrings to keep you guessing to the end.
Sarah Broadhurst,<i>Bookseller</i>
Ms George is the connoisseur's crime writer
Sunday Express
This exquisitely plotted mystery bursts with well-developed characters
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>