The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. Brouard has been a generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, and his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects.
When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice.
What they find on that beautiful island is a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, with its origins in wartime occupation. In solving the crime, they must rely on their long-standing friendship with Inspector Thomas Lynley; they must also learn painful lessons about loyalty and trust, and the loving tyranny of family ties....Continua
The first novel by E. George I‘ve read . The author seems to be quite famous among the crime stories’ readers and I have to say that this novel is well written. The plot is simple but with a lot of characters and an interesting development. Nothing special, but it is really good light entertainment. The novel is based in Guernsey and takes back to its German occupation but history is a very far background....Continua
Lei è brava, l'intreccio interessante e anche il fascino dell'isola fa il suo dovere però ....decisamente troppo lungo, in alcuni tratti quasi irritante. Forse ho sbagliato stagione, i lunghi e piovosi pomeriggi invernali sarebbero stati più adatti a questa lettura...Continua