THE best-selling author of more than 20 novels, including After I’m Gone and 2015’s Hush Hush returns with Wilde Lake, an evocative tale about the Brant family in Columbia, Maryland.
Faber & Faber, £12.99; ebook, £3.99
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.
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