She's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue
Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up
She writes extremely well, plots brilliantly and reaches an emotional level deeper than most
The best plotter in the mystery game, [her] elegant literate flow puts many Brits to shame
Rich with descriptive detail and emotional nuance. Several alternating plot threads unspool at length, all of which weave tightly together with pleasing inevitability . . . What has been said before deserves repeating: From suspense to social commentary, from violence to pathos, from villainy to possible redemption, Ms. George can do it all, with style.
Bolstered by George's polished prose, the twentieth Lynley mystery moves briskly along, showing the author at the peak of her powers.