I bought this book in a library sale for I think 0,50 Euro; because I'm a fan of the Lynley tv-series...
It took me a long time to really get into the story. It's a long book, about 750 pages, people might think that's quite a lot for a detective book. Well, it is. The start felt very slow, and it took more than 200 pages to start really enjoying the story.
Truth be told, after that, I found it hard to put the book down. I can't really say what changed for me, but it almost felt as if I was reading another book altogether. So, in the end, it wasn't a bad book, it was quite nice to read. Maybe it didn't help in the beginning that this is the tenth novel in the Lynley series, so obviously I've missed a lot of character development (although I've gotten to know quite a lot about Lynley and Havers trough the tv-series)
Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book