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By a Spider’s Thread

Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan Mystery #8

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Meet Tess Monaghan – ex-Baltimore Star reporter and accidental PI – as she investigates cases of murder, corruption and injustice in Charm City . . .

P. I. Tess Monaghan breaks her ‘no domestic disputes’ rule when she takes on the case of Natalie Rubin, a middle-class wife and mother of three, who has vanished without trace and taken her young children with her. Her husband, Mark, is devastated – he thought they were happy – but Tess is left uneasy by his evident desire to control his wife. Was that the reason that she fled?

In her search for Natalie and her children, Tess uncovers explosive secrets that the family has been hiding and the question remains, how far would they go to keep their secrets hidden forever?

‘[A] cracking good read.’ Sunday Independent

‘Curl up with this gripping thriller.’ Woman’s Own


Laura Lippman’s novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony and Agatha Awards. Sunburn (2018), her second consecutive novel to win the eDunnit Award at Crimefest, was also nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. Her 2019 novel Lady in the Lake featured in numerous Best of Year Lists,…

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