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Trailer ☆ What Came Before He Shot Her (Inspector Lynley #14) PDF by ☆ Elizabeth George At first, pure shock factor carried this book I got through it, but it was the worst Elizabeth George book I have read Oh sure, she did her homework and the details were there and all of that stuff she does so well But I read George for the mystery part of her books This wasakin to a novel and it wasn t my cup of tea I guess it all boils down to this this book was supposed to show the background of a person guilty of a crime and how his circumstances led up to this crime The reality is that I had no sympathy for him and just really didn t care about his background Maybe I just don t belive in the fact that your surroundings determine your choices, but rather, that your choices will determine your surroundings.
I may have to mark this one will not finish rather than on hold Can we say false advertising The dust jacket implies that this book is part of the Inspector Lynley series, and I suppose it is, in a very peripheral way, but about a third of the way into it, having had nary a mention of any of the usual cast of those books, I flipped forward and found that apparently Lynley et al do not feature in it until perhaps the last few pages, when their lives collide with that of the main character WCBHSH is the story of a pre teen British boy, his siblings one older, one younger , and their aunt, upon whom the children have been dumped by their grandmother on her way out of the country, as she emigrated to Jamaica The twice divorced, childless The Brutal, Inexplicable Death Of Inspector Thomas Lynley S Wife Has Left Scotland Yard Shocked And Searching For Answers Even 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 That Story Begins On The Other Side Of London, In Rough North Kensington, Where The Three Mixed Race, Virtually Orphaned Campbell Children Are Bounced First From Their Grandmother Then To Their Aunt The Oldest, Fifteen Year Old Ness, Is Headed For Trouble As Fast As Her High Heeled Boots Will Take Her That Leaves The Middle Child, Joel, To Care For The Youngest, Toby No One Wants To Put It Into Words, But Something Clearly Isn T Right With TobyBefore Long, There Are Signs That Joel Himself Has Problems A Local Gang Starts Harassing Him And Threatening His Brother To Protect His Family, Joel Makes A Pact With The Devil A Move That Leads Straight To The Front Doorstep Of Thomas LynleyThe Anatomy Of A Murder, The Story Of A Family In Crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her Is A Powerful, Emotional Novel Full Of Deep Psychological Insights, A Novel That Only The Incomparable Elizabeth George Could Write Having advance warning that this book is not part of the Lynley series, but gives a background or second point of view of one of the things that happens in Lynley s life, I found this book amazingly brilliant I should not have been amazed Elizabeth George is a spectacular writer.
I was so ensconced in Joel s life that I could not stop thinking about the book when I was not reading it Whenever I had a free moment, I wanted to be reading it When I had a free moment, and had committed to doing something else, I was disappointed that I was not able to read.
This is the story of three siblings Quite a few things go wrong in their life, and in their quest to get things right, or improve their circumstances, things continue to go the way things often go in life Things spiral out of control, often because of the best intentions of the children as well as the adul I read lots of novels, but I regard most of them as snacks they don t stay with me very long This one, however, has I ve read most of Elizabeth George s books, and am familiar with her characters, I think they re even a TV series But this book was so different The Her is one of Ms George s well known characters, but you don t really know that until the last few pages of the book.
The story is that of Joel and his older sister and younger brother Their dad was murdered, their mum s in a mental hospital, their gran is going back to Jamaica Their aunt learns she is to take care of them when she finds them, literally, on her doorstep Joel s a fantastic kid, wants to do the right thing, wants everyone to be happy and does what he has to to protect his siblings That s all I ll say about the plot I just think the author has done an excellent job of showing how one Okay so started this book not knowing that it was included in a series of books she writes involving a detective.
I believe I have read another one of her books and loved it and do still appreciate her writing style, I just kinda had a problem with the plot, or lack thereof.
In this book you follow the lives of three troubled children whose father is dead and their mom is institutionalized, they are dropped off by their grandmother with their aunt who is forced to uproot her life and begin to raise the children with all their issues.
The kids, Ness a sixteen year old rebel with all the reasons to be surly, streetsmart and tough Joel the most normal of the three thrust in the role of provider and head of household while he has his own issues and finally special Toby who is not quite a regular kid with developmental and social problems.
The book follows th My first Elizabeth George book Terrific, couldn t put it down, although like other readers, I was disappointed by the ending I had the impression we were supposed to understand Joel s revelations, but I m not sure I did Cal disappeared was he whisked away or done away with Why were Neal and Hibah outside of the daycare where Ness worked Why did Ness get into so much trouble for attacking the person who attacked her and appeared to be lying in wait for her again At what point did Neal and the Blade start collaborating What was their plan Because they could not have forseen that Ness would attack Neal and thus be arrested, nor could they have forseen that Joel would so badly botch the mugging of the Asian lady Why was the attack on Helen Lynley so badly planned, with the poor black boys in the posh white neighborhood, no escape planned There was no bri Update Finally, after 6 weeks, I finished this painfully slow read SPOILER I use the adjuctive painfully sparingly Althought the pages went on for what seemed like forever, I did become very attached to nearly every character of the book George did a fantastic job giving everyone a very distinct, yet unpredictable personality I had a soft spot for everyone for a variety of different reasons Ness for the tragic torture she edured at the hands of her Grandmother s boyfriend Joel for his unwavering love and protection of his little brother Cal for his permanent attachment to the Blade Even the BladeAccording to Ivan, Stanley had potential when he was young, but chose a life of crime Was he forced into it , did he have a choice The story ended with no satisfaction for the hunger I craved of wantingI wanted answers Did the Blade kill Cal , what happened to Toby.
Let me start by saying that I am a loyal fan of Elizabeth George I started reading her mysteries in high school, and even had the fantastic opportunity of interviewing her for a high school research paper I have been to her readings a half dozen times in a number of different cities I will read anything she publishes.
This is the second book of hers that I just didn t like The other one was a collection of short stories called I, Richard I was completely onboard to love this book In her last installment of the Lynley series, she killed off a main character, and this latest book was going to go into the killer s mind and background Instead of tying up loose ends, George tried to write a social commentary Given the negative reaction to this novel from many of Elizabeth George s long time fans, I fully expected not to enjoy this Perhaps it was the lowered expectations, but I found this novel to be engrossing and extremely well written I ve enjoyed EG s previous novels all of them and have always been impressed by her character development what I hadn t realized is just how incredibly skilled she is at this.
Following EG s extremely bold an very ill received killing of one of her main characters in With No One As Witness EG takes a number of further bold steps 1 Her very next novel deviates entirely from the story lines her readers have been following for over a decade2 She has the audacity to ask us to immerse ourselves in the world of Helen s killer3 She has the further audacity to make us sympathize with him4 This w