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It is barely three months since the murder of his wife and Thomas Lynley takes to the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, determined to walk its length in an attempt to distract himself from his loss. On the 43rd day of this walk, he sees a cliff climber fall to his death, apparently witnessed by a surfer in a nearby cove. Shortly afterwards, Lynley encounters a young woman from Bristol whose personal history is a blank before her 13th year. These events propel him into a case that brings Barbara Havers from London and thrusts both detectives into a world where revenge is only one of the motives they must sift through to identify a killer.

©2008 Elizabeth George (P)2008 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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One of the best

Not difficult to be utterly taken by Elizabeth George - she is one of the best crime novel writers ever. And I really appreciate the audio productions of her books hence would be delighted to find the earlier E. George novels (that I have all read) soon as audio books. I surely would buy them all!

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  • Ruby
  • Ocean Grove, Australia
  • 09-03-12

Maybe sounds better than the end result??

Would you try another book from Elizabeth George and/or Crispin Redman?

At the moment no. But a yet I am have to finish the novel (as it does not have any needs to want to listen to it!!) !!

Has Careless in Red turned you off from other books in this genre?

No not at all!

What didn’t you like about Crispin Redman’s performance?

Not much at all! Too over the top! uppertty!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No!

Any additional comments?

No!

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  • Stephanie
  • 03-21-14

George at her best...

What did you like most about Careless in Red?

Everything..

What other book might you compare Careless in Red to, and why?

Believing the Lie - also very good...

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not a particular one - enjoyed them all.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No idea - not interested much in films

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  • Julie
  • 01-05-17

Glad to have Barbara Havers as the author wrote her, a Londoner. Sadly Barbara Havers with a Scottish accent made Believing The

Glad to have Barbara Havers as the author wrote her, a Londoner. Sadly Barbara Havers with a Scottish accent made Believing The Lie unreadable for me.

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  • Yoga Satya
  • 07-09-18

Well written but killed by narration

This really is about personal relationships with a murder thrown in. That doesn't mean that the process of finding the murderer is not well thought out and quite brilliant - it is both. But the interactions between the characters is the driving force and one in which George excels. As with any engaging personal dynamic, many characters were unlikeable or deeply flawed, others mildly flawed and no one was perfect (with the possible exception of Havers, who was brilliant in this book).
The narrator was my big problem. His style was overly dramatic and the voices highly unlikeable, with the exception of the obviously 'nice' characters.
In retrospect, a very good story, but a bit like pulling teeth to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-18

The eternal issues with parenting

While investigating a murder or two the reader gets to observe the dysfunctional family dynamics mainly focusing on the relationship between fathers and sons. A great read.