Careless in Red – Elizabeth George


Lynley #15. After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen’s death do not diminish.

On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder. However, it soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is indeed at work, and this time Lynley is not a detective but a witness and possibly a suspect.

The head of the vastly understaffed local police department needs Lynley’s help, though, especially when it comes to the mysterious, secretive woman whose cottage lies not far from where the body was discovered. But can Lynley let go of the past long enough to solve a most devious and carefully planned crime?

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Careless in Red – Elizabeth George

Careless in Red by Elizabeth George is a thrilling and suspenseful novel that takes readers on a dark and twisted journey through the seedy underbelly of rural England. Set against the backdrop of a rugged and unforgiving coastline, the book tells the story of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley as he races against time to catch a killer before they strike again.

As Lynley delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of secrets and lies that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Along the way, he confronts his own demons and struggles to maintain his sanity in the face of unimaginable horror.

George’s writing is gritty and visceral, bringing to life the harsh realities of life in a small English town. The novel is a meditation on the nature of evil and the ways in which it can consume and destroy even the strongest and most resilient of individuals.

With its complex characters, suspenseful plot, and poignant themes, Careless in Red is a must-read for anyone who loves crime fiction and suspense. George’s masterful storytelling and deep understanding of the human psyche make this a timeless classic that will captivate and inspire readers for generations to come.

Whether you are a fan of Elizabeth George or simply looking for an engaging and thought-provoking novel, Careless in Red is a book that is not to be missed. It is a powerful reminder of the enduring power of evil, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror.

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 17.5 × 11 × 3.5 cm