Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book. Loved it. As in missed sleep for three nights, ignored my child, and my dog went hungry. I’ve been reading Lynley mysteries for years, and unlike a lot of other readers, think they’re getting better and better.
The plotting, is edge of your seat plotting. There wasn’t a moment when I didn’t want to know what in the heck Barbara Havers was going to do. She had the police, the press, her friends, and circumstances pulling her in every direction. I find her character compelling and her solutions to her problems fascinating.
There are many who feel George has hit series fatigue, I’m just the opposite. I think she’s in her stride and I can’t wait to read the next book. I think the turn for me was Deception on His Mind. That book (in addition to making me fall in love with Hadiyya), really connected me to Havers. This was also one of the first books to get away from Lynley and the St. James’ who on their own can be quite boring.
Then George really hit her stride with What Came Before He Shot Her. To date, I still feel that’s her best book until this one. I read her paranormal YA, the Edge of Nowhere and didn’t think it served her writing talents. Nor did Believing the Lie which started great, but the book ended after the story was over.
This book brings it back. Can’t wait for the next installment.
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