I keep coming back to Lippman hoping she goes back to writing good books. Sadly, there is a good book in here buried under about 150 worthless pages of asides, tangents, random thoughts unconnected to the story, endless digressions, and excruciatingly accurate and completely unneeded details about Baltimore (from 20 years ago) that bog down the story. I only finished because I gave my self permission to skip paragraphs (and sometimes whole chapters).
Not a bad story, but a bit plodding. Mid-performance you can hear the scenery of the plot being screeched around a darkened stage when the author realizes she has a DNA problem-No Spoiler Alerts here. In other words, not elegantly, seamlessly constructed, but not a bad idea. Easy and quick to read.
I haven't read her other books, so maybe she develops her investigators more, or maybe this is a one-of.
Thought this book was really good! Found it a bit slow at times but definitely unpredictable! Great ending!
A very good book. I would recommend this book for all to read.
Keeps you interested and guessing. I liked it, but I'm thinking the ending is a little bit of a reach to believe the characters would really do those things.
I really enjoyed this book. Lots of suspense and a nice sense of history and place. And its fun to have a twist at the end a worthwhile read for mystery lovers who enjoy intriguing characters and lighter psychological reads. Also not so blood and gore, in case that is not your thing.
A fun mystery which does keep you hanging till the last chapter. I will look for more by Laura Lippman
This was better than the Power of Three because it does keep you guessing as to the identity of the woman. Is she who she claims to be? Or something else? I got thrown for a loop and I liked that.
What bogged the book down was the back story of the parents- there was nothing interesting reading about their lives and what they did as the years drifted by as it had very little bearing to the main mystery, adding unnecessary pages.
Great read, wonderful characters. I loved this book.
A car is pulled over by the police. The disoriented driver claims to be Heather Bethany, a girl who had gone missing thirty years before. But who can confirm her identity, and why is she so vague about the long-past events that took her away from her family? An excellent and gripping thriller with a character-driven plot that goes deeply into a study of grief and loss.
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