Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
A Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley)

69%

7 Critic Reviews

Unfortunately in these 796 pages Elizabeth George throws the proverbial kitchen sink at the reader. The book reads like every detail she researched is put in...
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help. Azhar has no legal claim.

Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.


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About Elizabeth George

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Elizabeth George is a popular teacher and speaker at Christian women's events.
 
Published October 15, 2013 by Penguin Books. 737 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Just One Evil Act
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Aug 12 2013

Fully realized Italian characters, from a lover whose face cannot hide his emotions to the charming Chief Insp. Salvatore Lo Bianco, add to the rich ensemble cast. Series fans will enjoy following Lynley and Havers on their first investigation outside the U.K., while newcomers will be just as enthralled.

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NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Kathleen Hennrikus on Oct 10 2013

Unfortunately in these 796 pages Elizabeth George throws the proverbial kitchen sink at the reader. The book reads like every detail she researched is put in...

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum on Oct 25 2013

She has the gift of delivering interesting, well-honed characters along with a challenging story. Readers are taken through a sea of red herrings that makes armchair detectives very happy. If a reader wants to just float along with the flow, that works exceptionally well, too.

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We Love This Book

Below average
Reviewed by Liz Hurley on Feb 03 2014

It is full of interesting side characters and Italian phrases, which are constantly followed by a translation, and deliberate misunderstandings – all of which result in a very slow read indeed.

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Good
Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on Oct 23 2013

All in all, this eighteenth book in the Inspector Lynley series is a superb crime thriller destined to please every reader and eagerly anticipate the next Lynley installment from this very talented author!

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Shots

Above average
on Feb 03 2014

This book is very long, 711 pages, the length of two average novels, and it is to the author's credit that she maintains interest throughout.

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Rhapsody in Books

Above average
Reviewed by rhapsodyinbooks on Oct 23 2013

For fans of very British mysteries and fans of Lynley and Havers, this book adds a nice twist with the Italian setting.

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