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In this one it's even worse. She has a new editor and it shows
on 15 January 2015
If you've seen my review of 'Believing The Lie' you'll know my thoughts about Miss Georges writing. In this one it's even worse. She has a new editor and it shows. This book is her longest yet at 720 pages. It is written in part in Italian; the Lord knows why. I know it is set mostly in Italy, but the reader should be able to understand what he, or she, is reading. The book also appears to have been written by a foreign English student, with the prose so precise and unnatural sounding, which made it difficult to read.
She also commits the unpardonable sin of lying to her readers. She does this when she puts Barbara Havers through hell, causing her, we are lead to believe, that she is putting her career in jeopardy. We even her her thinking as she does so. But then at the end of the book we find that she was on a mission at the behest of her Superintendent. As I say, that is unforgivable.
Having said that I am still eagerly awaiting the next 'Linley.'