John Lee's narration and portrayals of the Scotland Yard trio Thomas Lynley, Barbara Havers, and Winston Nkata perfectly exploit their diverse social status and complementary investigative techniques--from Nkata's keyboard wizardry and Havers's elbow-in-the-window style to Lynley's aristocratic, seductive charm and keen intellect. Far more challenging in this twisted psychological thriller is maintaining suspense while family secrets cloak the truth behind a suicide and a murder. Lee vividly enacts the anguish of a young man's Tourette syndrome, his brother's grief and bewilderment, and the evolving evil nature of a supposedly loving mother. Sparks of humor highlight this dark story. Lee delights in sharing Inspector Lynley's infatuation with a zoo vet whose hobby is roller derby, and Havers is lured into a makeover--with little success. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781611763669 $50.00 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780698189027 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2015
CD ISBN 9781101887806 $50.00 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781101887813 $95.00
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