Book Review: A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley series #19) by Elizabeth George

I am crazy when I like a writer’s book and want to keep on reading the same. So, when I was not able to get another book in the Inspector Lynley series after I completed A Great Deliverance (1st book), I jumped to this book, a 19th one in this series though I would not recommend for anyone to do such a jump for the background stories of Lynley and Havers are equally important. But the murder mystery, especially “the ending” was written so well that I could not care and thought of it as a standalone book only. Any other talk about ending will spoil it for you, so my lips are all sealed when it comes to that…

Okay fine, a few things here and there could have been given a miss – the three affairs, one of which involved Lynley. But then Lynley was at like at the back of this book, and it was all about Havers and Winston, the camaraderie between them is what I absolutely loved. Does it beat the partnership between Havers and Lynley, ah, only time will tell! And I am waiting to find that out for I am no more interested in St. James and Deborah, for that matter (for I have read many other books, all set prior to this book in the series since this book).

So, skip a few pages here and there, if you want, but you must read this book to find out the ugly truth of human relationships (yes, a murder boils all down to relationships).

Keep watching my blog for more book reviews!

Book Blurb:

Inspector Lynley investigates the London end of an ever more darkly disturbing case, with Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.

The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?

Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with bestselling feminist writer Clare Abbott and her pushy personal assistant Caroline Goldacre gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs DI Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.

Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first page to last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under pressure, and author Elizabeth George writing at the very height of her exceptional powers.

About the author:

Elizabeth George is the New York Times and internationally best selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her crime novels have been translated into 30 languages and featured on television by the BBC. She is also the author of a young adult series set on the island where she lives in the state of Washington.

A longtime instructor of creative writing, she has taught at colleges, universities, writers’ retreats, and conferences internationally. She is the recipient of the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, France’s Grand Prix di Literatture Policiere, and Germany’s MIMI. She has twice been nominated for an Edgar Award, and she is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters from California State University Fullerton, and an honorary MFA from Northwest Institute of Language Arts (Whidbey Island MFA Program).

Website: elizabethgeorgeonline.com
Twitter: @LynleyMysteries

Rating: 8/10
Genre:Mystery Thriller
Book Name:A Banquet of Consequences
(Inspector Lynley #19)
Author:Elizabeth George
Pages:576
Publication Year:2015

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