I love the inpector Lynley movies and this was the first book with him that I have read. Over all I found it disappointing compared to the movies which I think are great - book I would give a less thatn glowing rating. It is too long winded and has too much irrelavant minucia. I found the rape of the 14 year old very disturbing. I dont see what the big deal is about her writing style, she is too repeative and drones on and on. Maybe a tough editor could hash it out.