WHAT THE DEAD KNOW
In her latest stand-alone, Lippman finally delivers the breakout book her fans have been waiting for. This masterful suspense novel is also a vibrant portrait
of one family's tragedy in 1970s Maryland. The meticulous research
and complex characters lend a realism and breadth to this story that elevates
it above the common mystery novel.
The careful parceling out of information and clues in each flashback creates a tension-filled page-turner with an unexpected, clever denouement.
Young cop Kevin Infante can't quite suspend his disbelief, even though she seems to know everything about the case. One thing he's sure of -- this woman knows how to manipulate people and the truth to get what she wants. But is she the long-missing girl, or does she have some other hidden agenda for coming forward? (Harper, Mar., 400 pp., $7.99)