Elizabeth George is a big star of the writing world and even bigger in England than here in America. Yet, she’s got a long list of New York Times Bestsellers to show off and this is one of them. It’s the 15th novel in the Inspector Lynley series and it follows a fairly dramatic moment in the Inspector’s life – the death of his wife in a brutal murder.
Yet, we begin on the other side of London where a gang of feral children, the Campbells, are coming to terms with all the worst that life can offer and that they can give. Joel, the middle child, is trying to help the youngest and his actions set him on a collision course with Inspector Thomas Lynley and his grief and pain.