Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman

A stunning, multi-voiced, period piece – tackling race, gender politics, and the volatility of mid ’60s America – from one of today’s most interesting crime writing voices

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571339457
Date Published
04.02.2021
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Summary

**SOON TO BE A MAJOR APPLE TV+ SERIES STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN**

‘A real triumph of storytelling and suspense.’ Daily Mail
‘A very special kind of twisted genius.’ SARAH HILARY
‘Complex, hard-hitting and unflinching’ Irish Times
‘Aching, thoughtful, and compulsively readable.’ Vanity Fair

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Cleo Sherwood disappeared eight months ago. Aside from her parents and the two sons she left behind, no one seems to have noticed. It isn’t hard to understand why: it’s 1964 and neither the police, the public nor the papers care much when Negro women go missing.

Maddie Schwartz – recently separated from her husband, working her first job as an assistant at the Baltimore Sun – wants one thing: a byline. When she hears about an unidentified body that’s been pulled out of the fountain in Druid Hill Park, Maddie thinks she is about to uncover a story that will finally get her name in print. What she can’t imagine is how much trouble she will cause by chasing a story that no-one wants her to tell.

What readers are saying:
***** ‘A twisty, thrilling, mesmerising ride. I couldn’t put it down!’
***** ‘It was a delight reading this book. I enjoyed the insight into each character. The mystery was always there, but with a different twist.’
***** ‘It really grabbed me. . . more than a simple detective novel.’
***** ‘The absolute best Lippman to date. . . This novel grabbed me in the first pages and didn’t let go.’

LauraLippman

Laura Lippman’s novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and eDunnit Awards. Her more recent works include Sunburn, a Waterstones Thriller of the Month in 2018, Lady in the Lake, currently being adapted by Apple TV+, and Dream Girl, shortlisted for the 2022 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

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