Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community, is found dead on its beach, his neck broken, sleepy Balford-le-Nez ignites. Working solo, without her long-time partner Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but the terrible price people pay for deceiving others...and themselves.
"One of George's best... insightful, tense and compassionate."—Entertainment Weekly
"Deception on His Mind falls smartly into place in [George's] literate, impassioned series, one of today's best."—Chicago Tribune
"Typically extravagant: long on ambition, long on characterization...it's tough to resist the pull of George's storytelling once hooked."—USA Today
"So much fun to read, it's criminal."—Newsday