A grim tale of dysfunctional families, sexual intrigue, festering hatred and cold vengeance, Careless in Red is another outing for Detective Inspector Thomas ‘Tommy’ Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton - and from Scotland Yard - and his Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
With skill and insight, Elizabeth George draws a troubling tableau of rural misdeeds, with the relentless sea off the south-west coast of England as an atmospheric backdrop to the loveless interactions of families, friends, work colleagues and strangers.
The occasional jarring Americanism notwithstanding, Charles Keating brings the right gravitas and irony to a long-unwinding story that stays in the mind long after the final lines are heard.
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