Just One Evil Act

Just One Evil Act

eBook - 2013
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In this gripping child-in-danger story, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, investigate the kidnapping of a friend's little girl from an Italian marketplace. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she's willing to go to protect it.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780698138285
0698138287
Characteristics: 1 online resource (723 pages)

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Engrossing characters and plot but seemed to go on forever. Could lose 100 pages and be better. Recommended by Lillian.


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con03191509
Jul 12, 2017

What's with the Italian with no translation?
Do I have to pull out my English-Italian
dictionary to read this book? that I didn't like.
But in general I liked the book. Long books don't bother me

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vic17
Feb 22, 2017

Have a Italian to English dictionary handy. Maybe Ms. George is learning Italian and has lumbered the readers with it.

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KCLady
Dec 26, 2016

Is it possible to love the characters but hate the author? I find myself wondering if she's including all the tedious details so her trips to wherever the current book is based are tax deductible! This one had the added frustration of conversations in Italian. I'll probably continue to read her books but wish she could tighten them up a little.

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tjdickey
Oct 18, 2016

Strongly plotted, with George's usual attention to the completely human side of her characters. The nesting mysteries emerge organically from the desperately believable emotions.

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fantasyqueen
Aug 27, 2016

excellent read. I am totally enamored of this author. I can't wait to read another

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dinorben
Jan 16, 2016

Started but never finished! Tedious, convoluted, too many offshoot plots, and waaaaay too long! Wish EG would get back on track with Lynley and Havers.

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wydercider
Sep 08, 2014

I have always been a fan of Ms George. Havers & Lynley are such delightful characters. Ms George's attention to (local) detail - particularly for someone who lives in Washington State is superb! Her knowledge is encyclopedic but she made one error near the beginning describing kids sports gear - her description was for hockey and football (US) not a typical British child!
This book is too long and it only began to become a page turner in the last 200 pages - however all in all it is quality reading.

mpalik Jul 03, 2014

Needed better editing. The book was too long for what is was.

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talktimereader
Jun 25, 2014

I love Italy...and Elizabeth George. This is a wonderful novel, great continuation of the Barbara Havers - Thomas Linley saga. So entertaining and interesting. The author is able to continue the team's story and add new dimensions, moving on from old characters and situations. Lovely and a great read. Don't be daunted by the size.

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dulci
May 25, 2014

i think that's it for me: the previous novel was bad, and this one is worse.
having read every single book george had written up to now, this will be the last one. disconbobulated -just like this word! plot; and droning on and on details and descriptions -long meaningless sentences...
i must have skipped half the book in total!

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