The What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman Paperback Book

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Author: Laura Lippman

Narrator: Linda Emond

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Harperaudio

Published: Mar 2007

Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General

Retail Price: $39.95

Discs: 9

Synopsis

Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who'or what'could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness?

Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gone Bethany sisters. But her involuntary admission and subsequent attempt to stonewall investigators only deepens the mystery. Where has she been, why has she waited so long to come forward? Could her abductor truly be a beloved Baltimore cop? There isn't a shred of evidence to support her story, and every lead she gives the police seems to be another dead-end'a dying, incoherent man, a razed house, a missing grave, and a family that disintegrated long ago, torn apart not only by the crime but by the fissures the tragedy revealed in what appeared to be the perfect household.

In a story that moves back and forth across the decades, there is only one person who dares to be skeptical of a woman who wants to claim the identity of one Bethany sister without revealing the fate of the other. Will he be able to discover the truth?

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Reviews

BookLender review by Patti on 2008-10-13 07:56:15

Fairly good, the details are good. I did not much care for the reader, not enough distinction in the characters, they got moddled up with each other.