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What Came Before He Shot Her (Mass Market)
In her latest novel Elizabeth George delivers a suspenseful and stunning view of a shocking crime.
The death of Helen Lynley has rocked the world of her husband, Scotlant Yard Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley, and her friends. But this was not a death that sprang from nothing.
In this compelling new novel, Elizabeth George explores the world of the person behind the crime that was detailed in her controversial bestseller With No One As Witness. The unforgettable events leading up to that murder constitute the meat of What Came Before He Shot Her. The incomparable Elizabeth George is at her best in this story about the causes of an act of unthinkable violence.
About the Author
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two 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. She lives in Washington State.
“Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“George’s best since A Great Deliverance.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] dark, chilling tale of desperation and revenge.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“A refreshing departure...[George] took a gamble with this one, and it pays off brilliantly.”
— Time magazine
“Elizabeth George’s profoundly moving new novel seems destined to be remembered as the ultimate whydunit...George is in top form here.”
— Washington Post Book World
“[A] searing examination of the lives of one horribly dysfunctional family. . . . A stinging indictment of a society unable to respond effectively to the needs of its poorer citizens.”
— Publishers Weekly
“This novel resonate[s] long after the story is told.”
— Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“A tour de force from a writer flexing her muscles as she’s never done before....Absolutely riveting.”
— Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)
“Dickensian in its heft, its vividness of characters and bleak London settings, and its rage at society’s faillures.”
— Seattle Times
“Compels our attention and compassion. Gripping and intense, this is modern crime writing at its finest.”
— Rocky Mountain News
“Another winner from the current master of the classic English mystery”
— Atlantic Monthly
“George is a brilliant writer. Her characters are vivid, and her storyline moves with a seeming inevitability that allows us to believe all the unexpected turn of events.”
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“George pulls out all the emotional stops.”
— Washington Times