Every Secret Thing (Paperback)
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062074898, 448pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
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
Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.
Praise For Every Secret Thing: A Novel…
— 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