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Believing the LieOn 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 behin Oh let me count the ways I loathe this book I generally love the series count me as someone still missing Helen but still love the series I like Lynley I like the supporting characters I like the attention to geography in each of the books But the series seems to be spiraling out of control since Helen's death And in this book there's just so very much not to like For starters the mystery at the center of the book seems completely anticlimatic Turns out there's not much of a mystery here just a lot of exploring of lies in the lives of various characters OK Good to have a theme But here the lies are threaded through so many different overly dramatic stories that the plot would be better suited to a soap opera And for all the research that went into the geography of the book there was apparently very little research into some of the plot devices Sexuality is consistently a problem here all the gay characters end up miserable There's a very creepy child pornography subplot that's completely unnecessary to the main plot and is rooted in no understanding of teen sexuality that I've ever seen There's a conflation of transgender identitygay identitycross dressing Simon the rational scientist appears to have read no literature on adoption Deborah increasingly whingy and self absorbed behaves abominably and is excused for this behavior by others It's awful

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Orah St James the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets lies and motivesDeborah'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 Sim Believing The Lie would have to be one of the silliest and most disappointing books I've ever read As a great fan of Elizabeth George's previous novels I almost feel affronted at being given this piece of utter rubbish Nothing about this book is believable and the worst thing about it is the utter contempt displayed by Ms George for the true nature and personalities of her beloved ongoing characters No one seems to know who they are any Barbara Havers as an example would never in a million years cow tow to the spurious suggestions of her acting superior by changing her appearance so radically What has happened to the great partnership of respect trust and friendship between Lynley and Havers? Why would Lynley even in his utter despair and grief after the murder of his wife get himself involved with the unattractive self important drunkard that is Isabelle Ardery? The whole premise of this book is flawed I don't think it was ever going to work It's a book about nothing but unlike that famous tv series about nothing it's a failure Ms George has lost the plot both figuratively and literally She wants us to suspend our disbelief to epic proportions in asking us to go along with the nonsensical behaviour and decisions made by almost every character in this book If Ms George doesn't get rid of Ardery and put Lynley back in his rightful position that of solving murders with Havers and Nkata then sadlyI doubt I will bother with any of her books

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Free ePub Ê mobi Believing the Lie ñ 9780525952589 × naturaltreatment ↠ Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the reuest of the man's uncle the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough The death has been ruled an accidInspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the reuest 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 Deb George is an infuriating writer When she's good she's very good but she has a tendency to go overboard in her plots descriptions extraneous characters etc So where did this one fall? Well for 12 to 34s of the book I was hooked enjoying the world getting to know the characters waiting for the mystery Then the last 14 made be want to hurl the book into the wallWhy you ask? Well here's why spoilers aheadFirst there was no actual mystery The ostensible crime was an accident and a convenient excuse to use Lynley to smoke out other lesser crimes among a family O how George loves her some dysfunctional families Secondly this book had a few too many extra plots and characters which in the end had little effect on the book and took away valuable time from the main thrust of the story and were irritating to boot Among the plots and characters that could easily have gone Zed the hapless reporter and his travails Kaveh Ian's lover Ian's children Tim Gracie Especially Tim George includes a bizarre disgusting side plot for confused hurting messed up Tim who not only physically attacks his aunt damages his sister's prized possession and convinces a pedophiliac photographer and film maker to use him in a pornographic film SO THAT HE WILL THEN KILL HIM AFTERWARD WTF? I still don't uite understand the relevance of George having this poor boy suffer like this It added nothing to the story except gratuitous 'sex' that this could easily have done without Lastly Lynley involves Simon St James and his wife Deborah god help us I will admit I loath Deborah She's one of the most annoying characters ever she's all emotional flailing and sticking her nose where it doesn't belong and once again she makes a hash of things She is instrumental in throwing an unstable main character into a panic and fleeing her life thereby causing her to be killed Her relentless 'investigations' into this woman's life resulted in her death Both Lynley and St James told her to drop the investigation that there wasn't anything to investigate Instead of leaving the hell enough alone she has to be a stubborn know it all bitch and a woman dies and her family is ripped to shred She feels some guilt but both Lynley and Simon rush to disabuse her of that notion saying if this woman hadn't lived with secrets she wouldn't have feared Deborah and her uestions BULLSHIT But Deborah is never held accountable for her bumbling stupidity and I hope George kills her off Yeah the last fourth made me want to burn the damn bookThere were a few bright glimmers As always Havers brings the funny and the ending of the book would seem to indicate that the next installment will be Barbara heavy Also the gross and unpleasant affair between Lynley and Superintendent Ardry is over hooray Also she didn't figure much into the book Hopefully she'll get demoted transferred or killed off and we can all move on Despite my uibbles George is still a very good writer her prose was nice and tight this time out and she does often create compelling character portraits that keep you interested and turning the pages If only she could find the right mix of character study description action and plot and then we'd all be happy