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review 2017-10-02 13:48
Wilde Lake ★★★★★
Wilde Lake - Kathleen Mcinerney,Laura Lippman,Nicole Poole

The books I enjoy best are those that work on several levels, and Wilde Lake met that standard for me. As a mystery, it kept me interested and engaged, dribbling out the clues for the reader to grasp at for guessing at the ending, and with a satisfying ending that tied all the threads together. The main characters – and even some of the peripheral characters – were realistically nuanced, with none being truly likeable. But a significant part of the fun was the sense of place. I was fascinated by the origins and evolution of Columbia, Maryland, which was so strongly evoked by the author that it seemed almost its own character.

 

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library. Excellent performance by Kathleen McInerney, who created two consistent narrator voices and personas, which made following the unusual storytelling device of main character (1st person) past and (3rd person) present much less confusing to follow on audio than it might have been.

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text 2017-08-03 15:05
Reading progress update: I've read 222 out of 384 pages.
Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman

love the whole feel of the book--so much more than a Crime & Mystery novel. Lu is a terrific character, and both parts of her life on display here are fascinating: "oh good, the narrative is shifting!"; "oh good, now we're shifting again, to the present!"; "and, back to the past!". win-win--there is no boredom.

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text 2017-08-03 01:01
Reading progress update: I've read 178 out of 384 pages.
Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman

you have no idea how great this book is...unless you read it! yes, that's the solution for you! I just thought of it now, as I was writing this! the light does go on in my head now and then.

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text 2017-08-02 15:05
Reading progress update: I've read 92 out of 384 pages.
Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman

I love the dual narratives, each involving a different era in Lu's life. separately, they have their own major plot lines--but since it's all one person's experiences, it all connects across the years. great book!

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text 2017-08-02 04:10
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 384 pages.
Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman

wow. 50 pages in, and it just feels like it's going to be perfect, magnificent. onward!

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