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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  

What the Dead Know

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A woman found fleeing the scene of a car accident claims to be one of the Bethany girls, sisters who went missing 30 years before, and so starts a compelling mystery. Is she really who she claims to be and why will she not now explain what happened all those years ago? The plot moves back and forth between past and present giving different perspectives on what took place until the tragic conclusion is revealed. A gripping mystery until the end.

If you like Laura Lippman you might also like to read books by Meg Gardiner, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane.

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Synopsis

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

A middle-aged woman causes an accident on the Baltimore Beltway, flees the scene and is later picked up wandering on the shoulder of the Interstate. The accident occurs just a mile from the former home of the Bethany family, Dave and Miriam and their daughters Sunny and Heather.

Thirty years before, twelve-year-old Heather persuaded her older sister Sunny to let her tag along on a visit to the mall. Neither of the girls has been seen since.

Now, the woman on the Beltway claims to be Heather Bethany. Today she has a different name; a different identity. What has prompted this woman to announce her true - if it is true - identity at this moment?

With her customary acute intelligence and empathy, Laura Lippman deftly unpeels the layers of Heather's past: revealing her parents, sister, friends, teachers, and the detective who handled the case, until the truth about what happened to Heather and Sunny on that long ago afternoon is finally uncovered.

About the Author

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on TESS MONAGHAN...

Tess, like her creator Laura Lippman, started off as a journalist in Baltimore, before their career paths diverged and she became a private eye. A modern heroine, with guts and a strong sense of social compassion, she has appeared in 12 novels to date; ANOTHER THINGS TO FALL sees Tess detecting on the set of a TV series, a milieu Lippman knows well as her husband David Simon is the man behind THE WIRE.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st June 2007

Author

Laura Lippman

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Trade Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780752888514

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