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text 2017-07-16 04:13
What I've read since I've been away...
Difficult Women - Roxane Gay
Fearless Creating - Eric Maisel
Baltimore Blues - Laura Lippman
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Res... Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy - Sheryl Sandberg,Adam Grant
Dangerous Ends: (Pete Fernandez Book 3) ... Dangerous Ends: (Pete Fernandez Book 3) - Alex Segura

Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay
Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel
Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Girl With All The Gifts by MR Carey
The Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison
Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Option B - Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy. 
Dangerous Ends by Alex Segura



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review 2016-09-13 00:24
Lies, Lies
Wilde Lake: A Novel - Laura Lippman
Oh, the tales we weave when we practice to deceive.  And so goes Laura Lippman's latest release, Wilde Lake. Lie after lie built on a layer of lies, it's impossible to know who's telling the truth.  Or if there is one clear truth at all. 

In this beautifully written story of murder and betrayal, there is a current of love and loyalty that seems shocking.  Lippman builds characters so well that every detail of their personality directly contributes to the story.  It's a glorious balance of past and present and when good people do bad things. 

Wilde Lake takes quite a few trips into the past and then back into the present, that it can be difficult to keep the whole story straight at times.  But in the end, with some incredibly enticing twists, the truth comes out.  As much of the truth as there is to know, at least.  It's magnificently mysterious. 

There's also a wonderful little synopsis in the end where the reader learns what has become of the protagonist, and while it seems to wrap the story up quite nicely (despite the disturbing - yet fantastic - conclusion), more questions will float around the reader's mind, unanswered.  And that is Laura Lippman's real gift, showcased perfectly in this novel.  

Wilde Lake.  A fictitious place with an arduous past, but one worth visiting.
 
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review 2016-09-11 19:02
To the Power of Three - Laura Lippman
To the Power of Three - Laura Lippman

Holds up very well to a re-read.

Library copy

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review 2016-05-26 11:33
After I'm Gone ★★★★★
After I'm Gone - Laura Lippman,Linda Emond

 

This mystery story kept me guessing until the end. Guessing so wildly that I suspected nearly every character, and even wondering whether there was a murder at all. Even better, I was glued to the story for the characters as much as the plot. They were nuanced enough that none were heroic, but nearly all were sympathetic in some way. The ending was not quite tied up neatly and was not exactly happy and was very, very, satisfying.

 

Audio version, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Linda Emond’s performance had the right blend of emotion and pacing, but it was a little difficult at times to distinguish the different “voices” of each character.

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text 2016-05-24 12:19
After I'm Gone - progress: 14%.
After I'm Gone - Laura Lippman,Linda Emond

It's off to a good start. Introduced the mystery and the detective, then back in time to the story of the principal characters, all of whom are interesting. 

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