By Elizabeth George
Unique booklet: 2008
After the mindless homicide of his spouse, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, the place he has spent six solitary weeks mountain climbing the grim and rugged beach. yet irrespective of how some distance he walks, irrespective of how onerous his days, the painful stories of Helen's dying don't diminish.
On the forty-third day of his stroll, on the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the physique of a tender guy who looks to have fallen to his demise. the nearest city, higher identified for its travelers and its browsing than its intrigue, turns out an not going position for homicide. in spite of the fact that, it quickly turns into obvious shrewdpermanent killer is certainly at paintings, and this time Lynley isn't a detective yet a witness and doubtless a suspect.
The head of the significantly understaffed neighborhood police division wishes Lynley's support, notwithstanding, particularly by way of the mysterious, secretive girl whose cottage lies no longer faraway from the place the physique used to be chanced on. yet can Lynley permit pass of the previous lengthy sufficient to resolve a such a lot devious and thoroughly deliberate crime?
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