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What Came Before He Shot Her

by Elizabeth George

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What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
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  • Published Oct 2006
    560 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?

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"Switching uncomfortably at times from dialogue in a rough patois to exposition in a language both formal and sociological, ....[an] earnest but perhaps overly didactic novel" - PW.
"[A] dark, chilling tale of desperation and revenge" - Booklist.
[A] gripping story that, without preachiness, shows how a good child can lose his way." Library Journal.
"Despite a bit too much chirpy art-as-savior philosophizing, this is George's best since A Great Deliverance, her 1988 debut. Read it and weep. " - Kirkus.

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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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