What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George audiobook

What Came Before He Shot Her

By Elizabeth George
Read by Charles Keating

HarperAudio

The Inspector Lynley Series: Book 14

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The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy. What were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation? That story begins on the other side of London in rough North Kensington, where the virtually orphaned Campbell children are bounced from home to home. Fifteen-year-old Ness is headed for trouble as fast as her high-heeled boots will take her. Middle child Joel cares for the youngest, Toby, but something clearly isn't right with Toby. Before long, a local gang starts harassing Joel and threatening his brother. To protect his family, Joel ends up making a pact with the devil—a move that leads straight to the front doorstep of Thomas Lynley. The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful and emotional novel, full of deep psychological insights, that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write. Performed by Charles Keating

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AUSA Today bestseller

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The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy. What were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation? That story begins on the other side of London in rough North Kensington, where the virtually orphaned Campbell children are bounced from home to home. Fifteen-year-old Ness is headed for trouble as fast as her high-heeled boots will take her. Middle child Joel cares for the youngest, Toby, but something clearly isn't right with Toby. Before long, a local gang starts harassing Joel and threatening his brother. To protect his family, Joel ends up making a pact with the devil—a move that leads straight to the front doorstep of Thomas Lynley. The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful and emotional novel, full of deep psychological insights, that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write.

Performed by Charles Keating

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nothing short of absorbing…George is in top form here.” Washington Post
“Audacious but sure-footed…Harrowing…The book is Dickensian in length…though, true to George’s usual standards, with hardly a dull or unnecessary stretch. The book is thoroughly Dickensian in other ways as well, with its lively characters, its palpable rage at the failures of society, and its settings in London’s bleakest corners…A sad but splendid achievement.” Seattle Times
“[A] powerful novel…Chilling and compelling…Displays George in top form and with great courage, as she again expands the mystery genre.” Richmond Times Dispatch
“[A] searing examination of the lives of one horribly dysfunctional family and their immigrant London milieu…George delivers a stinging indictment of a society unable to respond effectively to the needs of its poorer citizens.” Publishers Weekly
“George deftly depicts the palaver and predicaments of middle- and working-class Brits in this dark, chilling tale of desperation and revenge.” Booklist (starred review)
“A gripping story that, without preachiness, shows how a good child can lose his way. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“George’s excellent prose is vivid, and the dark circumstances surrounding the doomed lives of three mixed-race siblings makes this a sad, disturbing, and all-too-real novel.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth George

Author Bio: Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels of psychological suspense, as well as young-adult novels, nonfiction, and short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha Awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany’s prestigious prize for suspense fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English