CARELESS IN RED
George returns to her Lynley and Havers novels with a complex mystery saturated with a haunting and melancholy vibe. While the mystery is complex, and the crime nearly perfect, what really drives this emotionally riveting novel is the gradual reawakening of her hero.
Who sabotaged 18-year-old Santos Kerne's climbing equipment? There are plenty of secrets, and getting to the truth won't be easy, but this new challenge might be just what Lynley needs to bring himself back to the land of the living. (MORROW, May, 640 pp., $26.95)