A Place of Hiding

By Elizabeth George

In a single of her so much compelling mysteries, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George explores the darker landscapes of human relationships. the following she tells a gripping, suspenseful tale of betrayal and devotion, warfare and remembrance, love and loss . . . and the better truths to which we needs to all eventually answer.

An remoted seashore at the island of Guernsey within the English Channel is the scene of the homicide of man Brouard, one in all Guernsey’s wealthiest population and its major benefactor. compelled as a toddler to escape the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was once engaged in his most up-to-date venture while he died: a museum honoring those that resisted the German career of the island in the course of international conflict II. it's from this era that his assassin may possibly have come. yet there are others on Guernsey who wish man Brouard useless. As forensic scientist Simon St. James and his spouse, Deborah, quickly observe, probably all people at the history-haunted island has whatever to conceal. . . . And at the back of all of the lies and alibis, a killer is lurking.

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She requested me to invite you. You coming or what? ” “I'll consult Matt. ” She hung the leather-based trousers within the closet, did an identical with the vest, and tossed her silk shirt into the dry-cleaning bag. She threw on a free Hawaiian gown and grabbed her sandals from the shelf. She rejoined her brother. “Where is Matt, besides? ” He'd entire his half the pepper and had begun on hers. She got rid of it from his hand and took a chunk. the beef was once cool and candy, a modest anodyne to the warmth and her thirst. “Away,” she instructed him. “Cherokee, might you set your outfits on, please? ” “Why? ” He leered and thrust his pelvis at her. “Am I turning you on? ” “You're now not my kind. ” “Away the place? ” “New York. he is on enterprise. Are you going to dress? ” He shrugged and left her. A second later she heard the bang of the reveal door as he went outdoor to retrieve the remainder of his outfits. She discovered an uncooled bottle of Calistoga water within the musty broom closet that served as her pantry. not less than it used to be whatever gleaming, she notion. She rooted out ice and poured herself a glassful. “You did not ask. ” She swung round. Cherokee was once dressed, as asked, his T-shirt reduced in size from too many washes and his blue denims resting low on his hips. Their bottoms grazed the linoleum, and as she regarded her brother over, China suggestion no longer for the 1st time how lost he used to be in time. along with his too-long sandy curls, his scruffy outfits, his naked ft, and his manner, he gave the look of a refugee from the summer season of affection. which might no doubt make their mom proud, make his father approve, and make her father snigger. however it made China . . . good, pissed off. regardless of his age and his toned body, Cherokee nonetheless regarded too susceptible to be out on his personal. “So you did not ask me,” he stated. “Ask you what? ” “What i have going. Why I will not be desiring a motor vehicle anymore. I thumbed, incidentally. Hitchhiking's long past to crap, even though. Took me considering the day gone by lunchtime to get the following. ” “Which is why you would like a vehicle. ” “Not for what i have in brain. ” “I've already stated. i am not lending you my automobile. i would like it for paintings. And why are usually not you in school? have you ever dropped out back? ” “Quit. i wished extra loose time to do the papers. that is taken off in a really tremendous manner. i have to inform you, the variety of conscienceless students nowadays simply boggles the brain, Chine. If i wished to do that for a occupation, i might most likely manage to retire while i am 40. ” China rolled her eyes. The papers have been time period papers, take-home essay exams, the occasional master's thesis, and, thus far, doctoral dissertations. Cherokee wrote them for college scholars who had the money and who could not be troubled to put in writing the papers themselves. This had some time past raised the query of why Cherokee—who'd by no means got below a B on whatever he'd written for payment—couldn't himself wake up the steam to stay in collage. He'd been out and in of the collage of California such a lot of instances that the establishment essentially had a revolving door together with his identify above it.

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