Every Secret Thing

By Laura Lippman
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062074898, 448pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc

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Description

From critically acclaimed, multiple-award winner Laura Lippman comes a riveting story of love and murder, guilt and innocence

Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party find an abandoned stroller with an infant inside on an unfamiliar Baltimore street. What happens next is shocking and terrible, causing the irreparable devastation of three separate families.

Seven years later, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller, now eighteen, are released from “kid prison” to begin their lives over again. But the secrets swirling around the original crime continue to haunt the parents, the lawyers, the police, and all the adults in Alice and Ronnie’s lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances.




About the Author

Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, seven stand-alone novels, and a short story collection. Her six most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers. Lippman has won numerous literary prizes for her work, including the Edgar®, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity Awards. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, David Simon; their daughter; and her stepson.




Praise For Every Secret Thing

“Laura Lippman can speak in any voice....This may be the best book I’ve read all year.”
-Charlotte News & Observer

“...a chilling study of mothers, daughters, love, and murder....Lucid, tight, and compelling.”
-Kirkus Reviews on Every Secret Thing

“This is a standout. And the story of children in jeopardy and innocence lost is sadly all too timely.”
-Orlando Sentinel

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