With No One As Witness: A Lynley Novel (Paperback)
“Delicately textured. . . achingly compassionate. . . gripping. . . . It’s one of George’s best, and that’s saying something.” —Seattle Times
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s chilling 13th novel in the Inspector Lynley series
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley faces the greatest challenge of his career.
When an adolescent boy’s nude body is found draped over a tomb in a graveyard, the police recognize the work of a serial killer who’s been murdering boys in London. This is the killer’s fourth victim but the first to be white.
Hoping to avoid charges of institutionalized prejudice in their failure to pursue the earlier crimes to their conclusion, New Scotland Yard takes the case and hands it over to Lynley and his colleagues Detective Constable Barbara Havers and Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata. The killer is a psychopath who does not intend to be stopped. But a devastating tragedy within their ranks causes the police to fumble in their pursuit, which may bring more fatal consequences.
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.
“It’s tough to resist George’s storytelling, once hooked.” — USA Today
“George is a master…she upholds the English tradition beautifully.” — Chicago Tribune
“A good read.” — San Jose Mercury News
“George fully develops every nuance of the racially loaded case--and every thrill in the chase. But it’s the note on which the novel ends that stuns as the series is violently wrenched onto new ground.” — Daily News (NY)
“[A] juicy serial killer whodunit.” — USA Today
“Will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” — Bookreporter.com
“Delicately textured...achingly compassionate...gripping...it’s one of George’s best, and that’s saying something.” — Seattle Times
“Powerful.” — Orlando Sentinel
“Excellent.” — Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“This one grabs the reader all the way.” — Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
“Always entertaining.” — Nashville Tennessean