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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Lynley Series Release Date:
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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 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 loss…and the higher truths to which we must all ultimately answer.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Judy | 2/15/2014

    " Oh, my! A twist that I had not anticipated -- the murderer was not anyone I would have guessed -- the writing was super; the characters all had flaws; the plot was complicated but not unreal -- it's good!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pia | 2/15/2014

    " no lynley in this one, mostly st james and deborah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sara | 2/4/2014

    " omg - i learned i can still read something long after i should have stopped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blaire | 2/2/2014

    " 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.) "

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