The ending hits you like a slap and yet you're left wondering how in the world you never saw it coming. This is a novel that had been sitting on my tbr list for some time. GENERAL THRILLER & SUSPENSE This was my second read of this novel, my first time having been over 20 years ago, in the mid 1990’s. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Great Deliverance; Scotland Yard's Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers are teamed up for the first time to investigate the beheading murder of William Teys in Yorkshire. There is a tension and occasional antagonism between upper class and the working class as represented by these two individuals. | | Summary; Discuss; Reviews (1) Elizabeth George’s first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Brooks is a pro at building suspense even if it plays out in some rather spectacularly yucky episodes, one involving a short spear that takes its name from “the sucking sound of pulling it out of the dead man’s heart and lungs.” Grossness aside, it puts you right there on the scene. The reasoning in this police case was especially preposterous. June 1989 I've been in a book slump for the longest time. There is a tension and occasional antagonism between. So going to say first off that this book starts off slow. They are an odd couple that is a match made in heaven, or at least in the Scotland Yard. I am interested in the development of the relationship between the two main characters. Start by marking “A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. MYSTERY & DETECTIVE We’re glad you found a book that interests you. Even our main characters, Lynley and Havers, are unappealing; Lynley is a serious slut who apparently will bed down with any redhaired woman and who crippled his best friend in a drunk driving accident, and Havers is shapeless yet also barrel-shaped and has tiny pig eyes. The ins and outs of their relationship over the course of this series is enthralling. However this mystery, its characters, their compassion, and personal histories are so stunningly well-written that five stars are amply earned.... as is my instant fandom! latest thriller moves at a brisk pace even as she plays with narrative structure: The book is split into three sections, including a first one which alternates chapters between the time of Ellie’s disappearance and the present and a second section that begins as Laurel and Floyd meet. Categories: Deliverance Summary. His daughter Roberta has confessed to the killing, but … A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy. (In my mind he became antiques expert identical twins Leigh and Leslie Keno of, Goodness Gracious, I love this series. The reasoning in this police case was especially preposterous. 3.5 STARS - I picked up this mystery because Elizabeth George is one of the authors that had escaped me over the years. Read more here. I found myself getting bored with Inspector Lynley and with Havers. GENERAL SCIENCE FICTION My 5***** rating remains unchanged. In this case it will be the second in command protagonist, not, on the face of it, the most- promising start in finding a strong, independent woman. To see what your friends thought of this book, No. Oh, and Lynley is blond. I was surprised to dislike this book intensely.

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