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What Came Before He Shot Her

By Elizabeth George

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Format: Paperback, 656 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2007
The shocking conclusion of Elizabeth George's previous bestseller, "With No One As Witness", saw the wife of New Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley gunned down in the street outside her home. Under arrest for the crime is a twelve-year-old boy, Joel Campbell. What possible motive could he have? What chain of events could have led such a child from the housing estates of North Kensington to the elegant streets of Belgravia with such deadly intent? The answer to these questions is a complex mixture of fate and circumstance. Abandoned (albeit involuntarily) by his parents, Joel and two siblings are dumped on the doorstep of his aunt's house. Kendra, childless and with two marriages behind her, is doing her best to turn her life around; responsibility for three troubled children is not what she had in mind. Drugs, neglect, violence and poverty are commonplace in North Kensington. Joel does his best to look out for his family, but that involves a Faustian pact and the Devil will have his pay.

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A GREAT DELIVERANCE, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France; WELL-SCHOOLED in Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI (1990). Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George divides her time between Langley, Washington and Kensington, London.

Reviews

'Elizabeth George takes a brave descent into the world of gangs and teenage murderers ... the novel shows how even the best of intentions can be defeated by poverty, bad breaks and bad guys.' -- Daily Express 'Why haven't I read Elizabeth George before? Maybe because someone told me she was a serious crime writer, and I listen to thrillers to escape, not to think. All this will change; she's brilliant' -- Sue Arnold, Guardian 'George's best since her 1998 debut. Read it and weep.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'Absolutely remarkable and a great achievement' -- Boyd Hilton on BBC Radio FiveLive 'A very powerful novel.' -- Kate Mosse 'It shifts the way you look at things -- I was completely drawn into this world I knew nothing about and I'm full of admiration' -- Sarah Harrison

EAN: 9780340935576
ISBN: 034093557X
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Dimensions: 4.2 x 11.4 x 17.8 centimetres (0.29 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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