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And When She Was Good

Laura Lippman

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman is the gripping new psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn.

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‘Gripping’ Irish Independent
‘Lippman writes with clarity and power.’ STEPHEN KING
‘A gritty story, vivid characters and a fast-moving, twisting plot.’ Washington Independent

A suburban mother. A secret life.

Heloise is a single mum who runs her own business and keeps herself to herself. But Heloise’s business is one that takes place in discreet hotel rooms. For the right payment, she can be the woman of your dreams.

But now her accountant is starting to ask questions, her long-time bodyguard is hinting at new dangers, and in the local news, a so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car.

With nothing as it seems, can Heloise secure the safety of herself and her son?

‘A riveting, engrossing, and at times, sordid story.’ 5* reader review
‘AMAZING! I did NOT see the twists coming at all!’ 5* reader review
‘All kinds of surprises in this fun and exciting thriller’ 5* reader review
‘Addictive as always!’ 5* reader review

Critic Reviews

When the barrier between Heloise’s two lives starts to crumble, the results are mesmerizing. Lippman writes with clarity and power.

Stephen King
Critic Reviews

Laura Lippman is not just the author of top-notch psychological thrillers, she is one of the finest writers in America. Simple as that.

Mark Billingham
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What a knock-out she is. A really superb multifaceted storyteller whose Baltimore based crime and suspense novels are so much more than mere whodunits.

Daily Mail
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Gripping . . . The tightly constructed prose carries the reader easily along from chapter to chapter all the while building tension. There’s a twist in the tale, too.

Irish Independent
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It’s no surprise to find Ms. Lippman writing about a smart, capable woman who is overqualified for what she does. Ms. Lippman’s own career might be described that way.

New York Times
Critic Reviews

A gritty story, vivid characters and a fast-moving, twisting plot.

Washington Independent Review of Books

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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