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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are back in the next Lynley novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Elizabeth George.

A Nigerian born detective sergeant working for the Metropolitan Police is found unconscious in her own flat and ends up in hospital where she dies of her injury. The post-mortem reveals that the subdural hematoma is the result of a blow to her head. DI Thomas Lynley, DS Barbara Havers and DS Winston Nkata are called in to investigate a case that touches upon not only the work and the life of the murdered detective but also upon a controversial cultural tradition that damages and often destroys the future of everyone it involves.

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"Abso-bloody-lutely" good! That would be DS Barbara Havers' verdict on this one. . . . An unsettling and thoroughly involving narrative
A hugely complex and entertaining novel
Star Pick*, The Times Crime Club
A skillfully spun yarn of murder and mayhem
Kirkus Reviews
It feels like meeting old friends and that you're almost solving the crime together
Belfast Telegraph
Superlative . . . This is a memorable addition to [the Inspector Lynley] series
Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
What George does so well is to create full portraits of those affected by her chosen theme
New York Times
A superbly written, complex but challenging read
Peterborough Telegraph
A well-plotted, fast-paced mystery
Women's Weekly
Expert pacing, plotting and the creation of psychologically convincing characters...make this well worth reading. Elizabeth George has been the recipient of a very number of prestigious awards for her writing...this new work, which engages with much darkness but finds some hope, might well gain her more
Irish Examiner