It took me a few chapters to get into this book, but then I was hooked. It was beautifully written with believable characters and a satisfying but unexpected conclusion to the story.
I love all of Laura Lippman's books but I think this one is her best one yet.
Great mystery novel - The Bethany sisters disappeared 30 years ago. The case is a cold one until a driver flees a car crash and breathes life back into the case. Very well written and gripping, I recommend this book to all mystery lovers out there.
I read this for our book club. I didn't really get into the story until about Chapter 9, then I wanted to know what happened next. The author's writing style didn't quite capture me and at times, I forced myself to continue on. While I didn't expect the ending, I was also left a bit unsatisfied. 3 1/2 stars
Although I did enjoy this book, I thought the story lagged in the middle. The pace the author set in the beginning didn't keep throughout the book, slowing to almost a standstill as she explores the past while neglecting the present. The ending was surprising, but felt unsatisfying, and I thought the reader was left to believe some things about the main character that seemed unreal after the actions of that character throughout the story. I did enjoy it, and liked the menagerie of characters and bold descriptions of place, but the mystery left me somewhat disappointed.
I think this is Laura Lippman's bes book yet. She has grown tremendously as a writer since the first Tess Monaghan novels. The characters are rich and believable, the setting is unmistakably Baltimore in the 1970s and the ending unexpected. It was well worth the price of buying it new as soon as it hit the shelves.