For the shell-shocked parents, teachers, administrators, and students, healing must begin with answers to the usual questions, but only if the answers are safe ones, answers that will lead back to one girl and one family and absolve everyone else.
For Homicide Sgt. Harold Lenhardt, this case is a mystery with more twists than these grief-stricken suburbanites are willing to acknowledge, and the sole lucid survivor, a girl with a teenager's uncanny knack for stonewalling, strikes him as being less than honest. What is she concealing? Is she trying to protect herself or someone else? Even the simplest secrets can kill...and kill again if no one is willing to confront them.
©2005 Laura Lippman; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Lippman pushes the edge." (Sun Sentinel) "Smart, innovative and exciting... She delivers the goods." (George Pelecanos)
A well written book is a gem.
I gave high praise to Laura Lippman's other audible offering "By a Spider's Thread". And when I saw the same excellent narrator had done this one too I had high hopes. While the narration is excellent the story just wasn't for me.
This is a chick novel bluntly said. I should have paid more attention to the story line before I bought the book. It's about three teenage girls and...well, maybe that says enough. If the story line looks interesting to you then you'll probably really enjoy this book. It's well done.
I have long loved this book and was delighted to see the audio version. Nothing I saw indicated this was an abridged version and I am very disappointed. I have returned it for a refund. Regretfully, but return it I did. If they ever do the full text, I'd be thrilled to own it.
I found the story hard to keep up with. Not sure if this was because it was abridged but it seemed to jump between present and past with no warning. Maybe I was'nt paying attention and was missing bits as my mind did tend to wander because it was quite a dull listen
Not sure. I think her style of writing isnt for me.
Her voice seemed to drone
Maybe try an unabridged version - its a risk as it may be even more boring to listen to and longer !!
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