WHERE THE DEAD LIE is book 12 in the Sebastian St.
Cyr series. I I have to
admit that this series is one of my favorites, as I have
read all twelve books in the series. So, I was
quite overjoyed when I got the chance to reading this
book a couple of months before it was released. So far,
not a single book in this series disappointed me and
I'm quite thrilled to be able to say that this book is
actually the best one so far.
Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin has seen what men are
capable of both from his time in war but also since he
got back to London. But, this case will hit him hard. The
body of fifteen-year-old Benji Thatcher is found dumped
in a makeshift grave. He's been tortured and raped and
soon Sebastian learns that the boy may not be the first
homeless child to disappear. Could there be a killer
loose that prey on innocent children? Sebastian must find
out who could be so sadistic and the trail leads to
Marquis de Sade supposedly lost work The 120 Days of
Sodom. There seem to be a number of copies bought. Could
one of the buyers of the book be the killer.
C.S. Harris doesn't shy away from telling a dark tale,
and WHERE THE DEAD LIE is by far the cruelest and most
painful story in the Sebastian St. Cyr series.
Crimes committed against children is always a tough
subject, and it's painful to read about the murders in
this book, not only because the cruel way they died in,
but also because not many seem to care. They are just
homeless children. All through the book, Sebastian met
people that just don't give a damn about the children; that
think he should stop the investigation. But, for
this case is very personal for Sebastian, not only because
determination to see justice done. But, also because one
of the suspects is betrothed to his niece.
WHERE THE DEAD LIE is one of those books that I just
breezed through too fast. It was such a great book that
alas ended too fast. I love that this series just keep on
getting more and more intriguing. Both the cases and
Sebastian's personal life intrigues me. This book can be
read as a standalone. However, I would definitely
recommend that you start from the beginning since it's
such a marvelous series!
In the latest mystery from the national bestselling
author of When Falcons Fall, the gruesome murder of a
young boy takes Sebastian St. Cyr from the gritty streets of
London to the glittering pleasure haunts of the
London, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no
stranger to the dark side of the city, but heís never seen
anything like this: the brutalized body of a fifteen-
year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of
an abandoned factory.
One of Londonís many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was
abducted and tortured before his murderóand his younger
sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a
street urchinís fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this
killer go unpunished.
Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children,
Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he
follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the
debauched Marquis de Sade to the cityís most notorious
brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from
societyís upper echelon is preying upon the cityís most
vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving
against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life
to keep more innocents from harm...