The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20) by Elizabeth George

The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20)

Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens–Ian Druitt, the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himse...

Details The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20)

TitleThe Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20)
Release DateMar 21st, 2018
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction, Crime

Reviews The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20)

  • Marjorie
    Ian Druitt was a respected deacon of the Church of England. When he turns up dead while in police custody due to an accusation of pedophilia, it’s up to Detective Chief Superintendent Isabelle Ardery to sort out whether it was suicide or murder. She reluctantly teams up with DS Barbara Havers and they set off to historic Ludlow to investigate. Ardery is battling more demons than a possible murderer. She’s fighting with her ex-husband who is d...
  • Sandra
    Please note: I read this as a free e-ARC from Netgalley. As I wasn’t too enamored with Elizabeth George’s last two Lynsey novels, I started this one with trepidation. However, I should not have been concerned. I really felt like this one was one of her best installments. As it begins, Ardury and Havers are sent to Ludlow to follow up on an suicide investigation. Due to Ardury’s increasing alcohol dependency clues are missed and not followed...
  • Stephanie
    It has been too long since I read/reviewed an Elizabeth George Novel (since August, 2015, in fact, with the release of A Banquet of Consequences). Some things don’t change: as I said then, “I LOVE Elizabeth George, and have been reading the Inspector Lynley novels (or, as I prefer to call them, the Lynley-Havers novels) since the mid-1990s when introduced to them by a fellow librarian when we were stuck in an airport.”For those familiar wit...
  • Jennifer
    It's hard to believe that I've been reading this series for thirty years now! Barbara Havers (one of my two favorite fictional policewomen) is dispatched to a quiet college town (initially with the ever-difficult Isabelle Ardery) where a respected deacon has apparently committed suicide while in the custody of the local PCSO, or Police Community Support Officer (yes, I had to look it up), a uniformed civilian serving in the stead of a constable. ...
  • Maria
    I wanted to love this book. I really did. But this is the umpteenth time we are supposed to invest emotionally in Havers' job security. The whole series from start 30 years ago asks us to invest in this, a really tired trope. If any reader now, still to this day thinks this a matter of urgency, stop. We all know it will not happen. Barbra Havers will not get canned, relocated. This story line would stop. Am I invested in the very obvious problems...
  • Pamela
    A new Elizabeth George novel is always a pleasure, and this one was even better than most. Nearly every one one of the female characters herein is struggling with self-punishment for perceived flaws (and actual flaws as well). None of them deserve the various punishments they receive. Highly recommend — if you haven’t read a Elizabeth George novel yet — start way back at the beginning of the series because you will come to know and love Tho...
  • Make Kay
    This book was a little slow to get into, as many of George's books are for me, but still an utter treat. I adore Inspector Lynley and Detective Sargeant Barbara Havers. I love that they continue to evolve and have oh so many challenges that make them fully actualized characters. The mystery is compelling, as always. Another great book!
  • Debby Phielix
    A real page turner. One of the best in the series.
  • Faith 09
    I really liked this book.