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Laura Lippman’s WILDE LAKE


Lippman’s latest novel focuses on one family. Lu Brant, is the newly elected State Attorney for Howard County, Maryland; following in the footsteps of her father, despite everyone always assuming it would be her brother, AJ, that would take this path. She is determined to make her own name in the job and takes on the first case her office receives with gusto,

As always Lippman builds the story perfectly, seamlessly blending together Lu’s story in the present with her memories growing up. You almost get so lost in Lu’s backstory that you forget about the impending trial of the present, so rich is the narrative Lippman weaves. There is a strong Harper Lee essence as Lu recounts the story of her and her brother growing up with their State Attorney father. But every family has its secrets and the true heart of this story is how we bury those secrets in our memories and how it only takes one strand to be pulled loose for the narrative of our own life to be turned upside down.

This is Laura Lippman once again at her absolute best; able to lose you so easily in the narrative but also keep you guessing all the way to the surprising end.

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Hardcover ISBN: 9780062083456 ISBN-10: 0062083457 Classification: Fiction & related items » Thriller / suspense » Political / legal thriller Format: Hardback (229mm x 152mm x 30mm) Pages: 368 Imprint: William Morrow & Company Publisher: William Morrow & Company Publish Date: 3-May-2016 Country of Publication: United States

Trade Paperback ISBN: 9780571321759 ISBN-10: 0571321755 Classification: Fiction & related items » Crime & mystery Format: Paperback (234mm x 153mm x mm) Pages: 368 Imprint: Faber & Faber Publisher: Faber & Faber Publish Date: 7-Jul-2016 Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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