Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
Narrator: Simon Vance
Series: Inspector Lynley #20
Published by Penguin Audio on March 20, 2018
Length: 22 hours, 47 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook, Barnes & Noble
Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the long-time series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but readers new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story of revenge and redemption, this novel will be remembered as one of George's best
I so love this Inspector Lynley series which started nearly 30 years ago. I’ve been reading for almost the whole time and I’ve listened to the last few. I included it in my Series on Saturday – English Mysteries. I also watched the TV series on PBS. The books and TV take a different story track. I see the characters as the TV faces but Lynley is supposed to be blond and he has black hair on the show. *shrugs* He’s still handsome!
The characters are so well developed. They are a diverse, complex set of experiences and emotions. No one is all good, all bad, or perfect. The main characters are so comfortable to me. I adore the relationship with Lynley and Havers. Their banter in The Punishment She Deserves is fun.
The mystery and relationships are very complex. The writing was excellent. So many people with “punishment” possibilities. There are many layers of stories with different players, which overlap and intersect. But it is tough to put together how they connect. It was fascinating to watch it unfold.
I love these characters and their personalities and quirks are so dear to me. I hope there will continue to be more stories about them.
Simon Vance is a favorite narrator of mine. I’ve listened to the last couple books. One was also narrated by Davina Porter. I love the accents. It’s just another reason to keep reading this series. I listened at 1.25x speed. The performance was so engaging and a pure pleasure.
Listen to a clip:
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge