What Came Before He Shot Her (Paperback)
|Author: Elizabeth George|
|The author of the Thomas Lynley series presents the story of three abandoned children, including Ness, who loses herself in drugs, alcohol, and fast boys; Toby, who harbors problems nobody is willing to acknowledge; and Joel, who takes on the responsibilities of his family by forging a pact that sets a terrible crime into motion. Reprint. *Author: George, Elizabeth *Publication Date: 2007/09/01 *Number of Pages: 722 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75|
From the Publisher:
A kind and well-loved woman was brutally and inexplicably murdered?the pregnant wife of a respected police inspector?and her death has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Perhaps most horrifying of all, the trigger of the weapon that killed her was apparently pulled by a stranger . . . a twelve-year-old boy.
The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insights, a novel that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write.Three abandoned children--Ness, who loses herself in drugs, alcohol, and fast boys; Toby, who harbors problems nobody is willing to acknowledge; and Joel, who forges a pact that sets a terrible crime into motion--become the focus of a murder investigation.
This bleak bit of crime fiction from bestselling mystery author Elizabeth George focuses on the preternaturally doomed Joel Campbell, a pre-teen boy with a singularly awful home life who takes it upon himself to save everyone in his family. Salvation inevitably turns to disaster, and his psychotic mother, teenaged sister, and eight-year-old brother are no help as they stumble through a world filled with abuse, drugs, and sex.