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A Place of Hiding ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ A Place of Hiding By Elizabeth George ✑ – Thomashillier.co.uk An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of Guernsey s wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor Forced as a child to flee An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of Guernsey s wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of the island during World War II It is from this period of time A Place PDF/EPUB or that his murderer may well have come But there are others on Guernsey with reason to want Guy Brouard dead his wives, his business associates, his current mistress, the underprivileged teenagers he mentored any of whom might have harbored a secret motive for murder As family and friends gather for the reading of the will, Deborah and Simon St James find that seemingly everyone on the history haunted island has something to hide And behind all the lies and alibis, a killer is lurking In order to bring this person to justice, the St James must delve into Guernsey s dark history both past and present and into the troubled psyche of someone who may have exacted retribution for the most unspeakable crime of all In A Place of Hiding, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George marks new territory in the darker landscapes of human relationships She tells a gripping, suspenseful story of betrayal and devotion, war and remembrance, love and lossand the higher truths to which we must all ultimately answer From the Hardcover edition.

    Free Unlimited eBook alibis, a killer is lurking In order to bring this person to justice, the St James must delve into Guernsey s dark history both past and present and into the troubled psyche of someone who may have exacted retribution for the most unspeakable crime of all In A Place of Hiding, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George marks new territory in the darker landscapes of human relationships She tells a gripping, suspenseful story of betrayal and devotion, war and remembrance, love and lossand the higher truths to which we must all ultimately answer From the Hardcover edition."/>
  • Paperback
  • 800 pages
  • A Place of Hiding
  • Elizabeth George
  • English
  • 27 March 2019
  • 0553582372

About the Author: Elizabeth George

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationSusan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley MysteriesShe was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old She was a student of A Place PDF/EPUB or English, receiving a teaching certificate While teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychologyHer first published novel was A Great Deliverance in , featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth Barbara Havers, Lynley s assistant, from a very working class background Lady Helen Clyde, Lynley s girlfriend and later wife, of noble birth as well and Lynley s friends Simon and Deborah St JamesThis Elizabeth George is distinct from the other author named Elizabeth George Christian authorSeries Inspector Lynley.



10 thoughts on “A Place of Hiding

  1. Margitte Margitte says:

    A great sleuthing experience My second Elizabeth George murder mystery and just as enjoyable as the first Quality writing Great plot.

  2. Alice Alice says:

    This was a tragedy Not only did George attempt to develop the character of Deborah St James and turn her from a sympathetic supporting character into a harpy from hell who is as irritating as she is selfish, spoiled, and childish BUT, the plot strained the reasonable credibility one expects in a murder mystery Seriously, a civilian would be allowed to investigate like that The rest of the novel and plot were interesting and, I dare say believable IF a real police officer were involved. This was a tragedy Not only did George attempt to develop the character of Deborah St James and turn her from a sympathetic supporting character into a harpy from hell who is as irritating as she is selfish, spoiled, and childish BUT, the plot strained the reasonable credibility one expects in a murder mystery Seriously, a civilian would be allowed to investigate like that The rest of the novel and plot were interesting and, I dare say believable IF a real police officer were involvedMy biggest regret about the book, is that George simply didn t kill off Deborah She now ruins every book she appears in because I cannot forget what am immature, shallow creature she turned out to be.If George wanted a break from her regular characters, she should have just written something completely different

  3. Lobstergirl Lobstergirl says:

    Sadsack ginger Deborah St James and her maimed, domineering husband Simon enjoy madcap adventures and rekindle old friendships on the island of Guernsey as they try to figure out who stuffed a rock down an elderly Jew s throat after his morning swim I wish I could say this one had a happy ending, but both St Jameses were still alive and resolved to work on their marriage as the curtains drew closed.Note This is not the one where Tommy Lynley impregnates Barbara Barbara isn t even in this on Sadsack ginger Deborah St James and her maimed, domineering husband Simon enjoy madcap adventures and rekindle old friendships on the island of Guernsey as they try to figure out who stuffed a rock down an elderly Jew s throat after his morning swim I wish I could say this one had a happy ending, but both St Jameses were still alive and resolved to work on their marriage as the curtains drew closed.Note This is not the one where Tommy Lynley impregnates Barbara Barbara isn t even in this one, and Tommy only has the tiniest cameo Booo

  4. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Can you call it an Inspector Lynley novel when he is barely in it I think he has three lines Maybe four Following Deborah and Simon was painful Also Deborah is just the worst I got nothing any on her I swear George must take pleasure of having her being okay in the first couple of books to turning her into a selfish brat I don t get why anyone wants to deal with her A Place of Hiding follows Deborah who is reeling for a less than fantastic photography exhibit She rails on Simon cau Can you call it an Inspector Lynley novel when he is barely in it I think he has three lines Maybe four Following Deborah and Simon was painful Also Deborah is just the worst I got nothing any on her I swear George must take pleasure of having her being okay in the first couple of books to turning her into a selfish brat I don t get why anyone wants to deal with her A Place of Hiding follows Deborah who is reeling for a less than fantastic photography exhibit She rails on Simon cause of course Then a knock at the door brings an old friend from her time in California, Cherokee River Cherokee has come to ask for help since his sister, China, River has been accused of murdering a wealthy elderly man, Guy Brouard Cherokee came into contact with Guy when he was asked to deliver a package with the request that two people bring it Cherokee cannot understand why anyone thinks that his sister did the murder since she has no reason to since she just met Guy a few weeks back.Deborah being the worst, wants to go and investigate even though the local Guernsey police are dealing with it Simon goes along to help and the two of them are doing their own unofficial investigation Deborah doesn t listen and wants to show Simon she s not a child really girl really and then goes off and makes matters worse it seems as the book goes on Deborah starts to see how China and even Cherokee view her and starts to wonder about her friendships with the two of them.Simon is Simon, focusing on the evidence and being logically and also rightfully angry at Deborah because of some of the actions she took.There is a cast of thousands in this book It was hard to track everyone Let s just say everyone had a motive to kill Guy and he sucked I won t reveal who the killer was and why, but I have to say it was an awesome reveal and I loved what it meant The writing is just jumbled in this one So was the flow I gave up trying to keep certain people straight and started skimming in some parts That said, the ending once again seemed a bit flat I wish it had ended on Simon and Deborah and not a secondary character who I forgot was in the book at that point

  5. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    In order to read a George novel you have to clear the deck Her dense prose and rich characters mean you need a supreme effort to gear up for each book, and then she spins a tale in which gradually each suspect is shown not to be the killer, while at the same time showing that each was hiding something But sometimes that many characters, that many hidden things, that many red herrings are just too much I suffocated on her red herrings.

  6. aPriL does feral sometimes aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    Simon St James is a bit anxious about his wife, Deborah Deborah is extremely upset Her old friend, China River, is in trouble and being held by the police on the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel Now, Cherokee River, her brother, is in London suddenly in their home pleading with Deborah and Simon to help China He has already tried the American Embassy, but they are limited in what assistance they can offer Deborah becomes as desperate as Cherokee, thus Simon s worry He hasof Simon St James is a bit anxious about his wife, Deborah Deborah is extremely upset Her old friend, China River, is in trouble and being held by the police on the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel Now, Cherokee River, her brother, is in London suddenly in their home pleading with Deborah and Simon to help China He has already tried the American Embassy, but they are limited in what assistance they can offer Deborah becomes as desperate as Cherokee, thus Simon s worry He hasof a scientific mind than Deborah, a photographer, and he knows it is better to not jump to conclusions or judge until all of the facts are known However, Deborah remembers how China helped her years ago, when Deb was desperate, pregnant and confused about Thomas Lynley, her boyfriend back in the day, before she realized it was Simon she loved and wanted to marry China stood by her when Deborah fled to California to think, and get an abortion, and they are still close friends So in learning that China is being held by the police on Guernsey on suspicion of murdering an extremely wealthy 70 year old, Guy Brouard, with a reputation of womanizing, Deborah can barely wait a minute before she is packing Simon tries to reason with her, but in the end, they all soon are on Guernsey.Oh oh Deborah and Cherokee are right to be worried As Simon and Deborah investigate, it becomes apparent the evidence against China is strong Simon continues to maintain a stance of taking no sides, but Deborah s faith in her friend remains Soon Simon and Deborah are squabbling because as Deborah points out, there are obviously at least 5 other people who had reason to kill Guy, and Simon s calm demeanor is driving her insane They separate to conduct different investigations, following up on clues along different lines Soon everybody is upset, particularly Guy s first ex wife Guy has three who has flown in to find out about Guy s will, Guy s employees and adult children who are expecting to receive some money, and a number of business associates to whom Guy had made many promises to support financially in the building of a war museum Guy s sister, Ruth, is very helpful, but she is dying of cancer She knows where all of Guy s money is supposed to be, but after a discussion with accountants, maybe not Adding fuel to the fires, a black cloaked wraith is floating about whenever mayhem breaks out Deborah and Simon had better get to the bottom of this mystery before someone else dies oooops A Place of Hiding is book 12 in the series Although it can be read as a stand alone, one of the pleasures of this series is the continuing soap opera between Deborah and Simon, and Inspector Lynley s family and friends None of that drama is much explored in this book, though

  7. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    This one left me a bit cold, but I think I was just not in the mood for George s particular brand of miserable and or despicable characters Plus I missed Lynley and Havers this book focuses on St James and Deborah, who are trying to solve a murder mystery on the Channel Island of Guernsey.The island setting was nice, and so was the little dose of WWII history The murder mystery itself was so so, obfuscated by George s typically bizarre characterizations I like St James, but this constant This one left me a bit cold, but I think I was just not in the mood for George s particular brand of miserable and or despicable characters Plus I missed Lynley and Havers this book focuses on St James and Deborah, who are trying to solve a murder mystery on the Channel Island of Guernsey.The island setting was nice, and so was the little dose of WWII history The murder mystery itself was so so, obfuscated by George s typically bizarre characterizations I like St James, but this constant bickering with Deborah Don t treat me like a child Stop acting like a child is getting on my nerves

  8. Blaire Blaire says:

    Elizabeth George has been one of my favorite mystery writers since I read her first book The thing I like best is her ability to create several related strands of plot and, by the end of the book, weave them together into a coherent whole Often each strand affords Ms George an opportunity to examine a different aspect of whatever she has chosen for her theme, aside from the murder It gives her mysteries a depth and complexity that most murder mysteries don t possess In this book, Ms George Elizabeth George has been one of my favorite mystery writers since I read her first book The thing I like best is her ability to create several related strands of plot and, by the end of the book, weave them together into a coherent whole Often each strand affords Ms George an opportunity to examine a different aspect of whatever she has chosen for her theme, aside from the murder It gives her mysteries a depth and complexity that most murder mysteries don t possess In this book, Ms George has chosen to examine familial relationships particularly sibling relationships And she does it well I enjoyed this book slightly less than most of her others because I found myself becoming really annoyed with the two protagonists, Simon and Deborah Unfortunately, I became really annoyed really early in the book For one thing, the dialog between them doesn t ring true For another, they re both so extremely prickly and tightly wound that they tiptoe around each other all of the time I found myself wondering what they are doing together since they never seem to relax and enjoy themselves Enough venting about that On the whole, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to my friends with the above mentioned reservations

  9. Mary Mary says:

    Not a Lynley Havers It s Simon and Deborah who is insufferable from start to finish Very convoluted plot The other characters are painful to watch either because they are so dreadful themselves or because they re nice but other people are treating them so badly Altogether not an enjoyable read.

  10. Natalie Fitzpatrick Natalie Fitzpatrick says:

    I hate Deborah so much She is horrible and ruined this book for me I swear Elizabeth George sets out to make me hate a different main character every book This time it s Deborah, seriously, she s the worst.

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