Every Secret Thing
It is early evening, summer time and hot. Two eleven year old girls, Alice and Ronnie, are on their way home from a swimming party when they happen to see a baby's stroller, with baby girl sleeping inside, left unattended on the top step of a house. Ronnie says to Alice: 'We have to take care... show more
It is early evening, summer time and hot. Two eleven year old girls, Alice and Ronnie, are on their way home from a swimming party when they happen to see a baby's stroller, with baby girl sleeping inside, left unattended on the top step of a house. Ronnie says to Alice: 'We have to take care of this baby.' But what exactly does she mean? Four days later the body of little Olivia Barnes is discovered in a hut in Baltimore's rambling Leakin Park by a young rookie detective, Nancy Porter. What can have happened in those four days to bring about this appalling crime? The girls are arrested and found guilty. Seven years later Ronnie and Alice, now eighteen, are released from their separate prisons, back into their old neighbourhood where the mother of baby Olivia still lives. Another child goes missing, and Nancy Porter and her partner get the case ...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 28th 2004
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
And I give up. Don't care enough to continue reading. I have read FOUR other books while trying to complete this one. Ended up reading the spoiler reviews on here and sad to say that I just didn't really care.The only reason I picked up this book was because I heard they were turning it into a movie...
Two eleven-year old girls are sent home in shame from a birthday party. They see a baby carriage sitting outside of a house, peer inside and see a baby, and they decide they absolutely must take care of it. But something goes wrong, and the baby dies, and the two girls are sent to separate juvenil...
Intense, filled with twists of characters that leaves you second guessing yourself to the end.
I quite enjoy Lippman's mysteries - the entire community perspective, the rotating points of view, the lack of one entirely sympathetic viewpoint. I came to her books on the heels of Eileen Dreyer's books, which I adore madly but can only read a couple in a row. They're kind of like candy. Lippman's...