Louisa ‘Lu’ Brant is the first woman to be elected the State’s Attorney of Howard County Maryland, a position previously held by her father Andrew Brant.
She is prosecuting her first murder, a homeless man who killed a woman in her own apartment.
He seems to have no connection to his victim, but as Lu digs deeper, she uncovers connections to a violent murder in the past that involved her own brother and finds that family and friends are not quite what she thought.
Wilde Lake is a psychologically complex story with plenty of secrets that are deftly woven into the plot.
Lipman is a master story teller who creates strong characters and a narrative that keeps you racing to the last page.