A Tess Monaghan investigation, the eighth so lots to catch up on if you’re new to this lady. They are thoughtful American crime tales set in Baltimore, atmospheric and nicely compulsive, but it’s the human drama that really stands out here. She’s good.
Comparison: Meg Gardiner, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton.
Similar this month: Robert Goddard, Harlan Coben.
After her brilliant stand-alone thriller EVERY SECRET THING, Lippman returns to her series character, PI Tess Monaghan, and her home town of Baltimore.
Natalie Rubin, middle-class Jewish wife and mother, has vanished. Worse, she has taken her three children with her. Her husband, Mark, is devastated. He loves her; and he thought she was happy. So he approaches Tess to trace her.
At first Tess is wary. She doesn't like getting involved in domestic disputes, and Mark's love for his wife seems to contain a disturbing desire to control her. Did he drive her away? Did he perhaps kill her? But as Tess pursues her quest for Natalie, she discovers a woman with a mysterious past, a man whose values will challenge her own, and a family that knows how to keep its secrets ...
BY A SPIDER'S THREAD is part tense thriller and part all-too-human drama about what families do to each other.
Publication date: 03/11/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||3rd November 2005|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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. Author photo © Jan Cobb 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 ...More About Laura Lippman