This book is one of the many reasons why I have been so slack about posting in the past two days. I couldn't put it down. No. Really. I couldn't put it down.
I am not a great fan of mysteries, nor do I like gore or scary things that are going to keep me up all night or force me to imagine terrible things happening to my children. But Laura Lippman? Yeah. I love her books. And this one is the latest. While I wasn't thrilled with the ending (I was actually somewhat disappointed by it), I love her ability to weave stories together - past and present - her use of language (the ease and flow of it all) and characters...just enough to feel attached to them, but not too much to where you are confused. I would say....4 stars. Considering that I have spent a great amount of time reading Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen to the younger kids at my school lately, it was joyful to read an adult book.