Saturday, April 7, 2012

My mum would have loved Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

I don't have time to do a Saturday snapshot this week but wanted to thank everyone for all the good wishes last week. My mum is back at the nursing home where she is now under hospice care. But after a really hard hit with pnuemonia and a uterine infection and more, she seems to be rallying! My brother and I are taking turns feeding her for now and she is somewhat stable. I guess you could say my 86 year old mum didn't survive the bombing of London for nothing! One of the gifts she gave me was the love of reading and when I was growing up if she didn't have a polishing cloth or an iron in her hand, she had a book.

One of her favorite authors was Elizabeth George, and her Inspector Lynley novels which I love too. I'd lost touch with George's work but I see she had a new one come out the first of this year which I intend to check out. I wonder if part of the reason is I can relate to Barbara Havers and her mother having dementia too? I also really enjoy the British television series- there are some episodes available on Netflix. Here's how Barnes and Noble describes Believing the Lie

After writing sixteen Inspector Lynley novels, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George has millions of fans waiting for the next one. As USA Today put it, "It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." With Believing the Lie, she's poised to hook countless more. Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request 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 Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah'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 Simon 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 behind.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Sim- Sorry about your mother. I'm glad you guys get to spend time with her and you have so many good memories. :)

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