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Something to Hide

A Lynley Novel

by Elizabeth George

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  • Published Jan 2022
    704 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are back in the next Lynley novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George.

When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. She'd been working on a special task force within North London's Nigerian community, and Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case, which has far-reaching cultural associations that have nothing to do with life as he knows it. In his pursuit of a killer determined to remain hidden, he's assisted by Detective Sergeants Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. They must sort through the lies and the secret lives of people whose superficial cooperation masks the damage they do to one another.

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"[S]uperlative...Established fans will be glad to see Lynley's lifelong friends, photographer Deborah St. James and her husband, Simon, lend support. Racism, sexism, class, blackmail, and cultures clash in explosive ways. This is a memorable addition to a series that has aged well and promises more." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The 21st Inspector Lynley novel is another deeply researched and involved police procedural...Highly recommended for the complexity of the story and a return of beloved characters. The amount of research and care shows through the writing." - Library Journal (starred review)

"'Abso-bloody-lutely' good! That would be DS Barbara Havers' verdict on this one...An unsettling and thoroughly involving narrative." - Booklist

"George delivers a fresh installment in her Lynley/Havers procedural series, this one more politically charged than most...Mystery buffs will be pleased...A skillfully spun yarn of murder and mayhem, if one that sometimes plods." - Kirkus Reviews

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Well worth the wait! Entry into a world most of us (thankfully) don't know, but that exists around us. Couldn't put it down.

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Elizabeth George Author Biography

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty psychological suspense novels, four young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, two Edgar nominations, and both France's and Germany's first prize for crime fiction, as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington State.

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