Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first minute to last, Banquet of Consequences reveals Lynley and Havers under pressure.
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy, and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with best-selling feminist writer Clare Abbott and her pushy personal assistant, Caroline Goldacre, gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs DI Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Soon Lynley finds himself investigating the London end of an ever more darkly disturbing case while Havers and DS Winston Nkata look behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.
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It has lots of obscene language - should have a warning.
No - there are really good crime writers who do not use bad language.
The reading was fine.
Disappointment, read most of the other Elizabeth George.
How about some warnings on the books to say they contain foul language.
Incredibly slow, takes 4 hours to start the main story, but then warms up.
The narrator is fairly good but when it comes to Nkata, who is a black Londoner the accent is more like a bad Welsh accent.
- Phil davis