A Place of Hiding (Inspector Lynley, Book 12) by Elizabeth George

By Elizabeth George

An remoted seashore at the island of Guernsey within the English Channel is the scene of the homicide of man Brouard, one in all Guernsey's wealthiest population and its major benefactor. compelled as a baby to escape the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was once engaged in his newest undertaking whilst he died: a museum in honor of these who resisted the German career of the island in the course of international warfare II.
It is from this time period that his assassin might have come. yet there are others on Guernsey with cause to need man Brouard useless: his better halves, his enterprise affiliates, his present mistress, the underprivileged little ones he mentored--any of whom may have harbored a mystery intent for homicide. As friends and family assemble for the analyzing of the desire, Deborah and Simon St. James locate that possible everybody at the history-haunted island has anything to conceal. And at the back of all of the lies and alibis, a killer is lurking. as a way to convey this individual to justice, the St. James needs to delve into Guernsey's darkish history--both prior and present--and into the afflicted psyche of somebody who could have exacted retribution for the main unspeakable crime of all.
In a spot of Hiding, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George marks new territory within the darker landscapes of human relationships. She tells a gripping, suspenseful tale of betrayal and devotion, warfare and remembrance, love and loss...and the better truths to which we needs to all finally solution. "From the Hardcover edition."

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I remember that lecture. It was soon after I’d arrived in Cambridge. Even though I’m not up on theoretical mathematics, I’d attended because Penrose is famous. I’d expected his presentation to be polished and intimidating. But he used an overhead projector, like one of my old grade school teachers, instead of a laptop and PowerPoint. He’d made the illustrations himself, in a dozen different colors of magic marker, with underlines and squiggles, and dashes radiating out around the most important words.

Side part, the nanny, and Gretchen posed in front of a pagoda in the Thai pavilion. Three of them stood in front of a lawn dotted with white flowers, part of the German pavilion. “Ginny took that,” Gretchen told us. “She tripped backing up to get a second shot, and twisted her ankle. ” But that itself didn’t solve the problem of telling the sisters apart, because the Linda in that photo had turned her head. She was facing away, and blurry from motion. I noticed that there were four photos of “widow’s peak” and six photos of the nanny, each alone.

So Liv sprinkled another handful on, and he gave in and left them there. We all smiled. Teeth were everywhere. Nick had to leave. He was a graduate student, a paleobiologist, at Magdalene too. He had a meeting. Liv got his phone number. ” she said, laughing. ” “He’s so cute! ” “Yeah! Of course he does. ” She hugged herself and spun around. She almost slipped on the mess of scraps, but caught my arm and righted herself. Someone else didn’t quite manage that. ” A surprised woman fell backward. Her skirt rode up, and the side of one soft leather boot scraped against the walk.

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