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Charm City by Laura Lippman
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May 08, 08

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008, trashythrillers, mystery
Recommended to stephanie by: series by a.
Recommended for: anyone, thriller and non-thriller fans alike
Read in May, 2008

i might come back and give this a five, i haven't decided.

what i do know, i think, is what i love most about lippman's series - this isn't just a thriller with serial characters. this is a novel that happens to have a wicked twisting plot inside it. never, really, do i feel like the characters suffer for plot purposes - something that is all too common in this genre.

not to mention that tess is an actual person in these books, with a metabolism, and the type of person that wonders where her kidnappers shop. (you know you would have that sort of inane thought, too.)

i liked this one especially because it featured and explained so many things in the later book that i read (i had NO clue there was such a thing as an S.K. hot dog) and whitney and feeney and crow and UNCLE SPIKE. the brief mentioning of the bickering between her parents, kitty on the news . . . every character is a person, and i want to know them all.

i also totally want to visit baltimore now, though i am terrified of being the consummate tourist everyone makes fun of, or not being able to understand someone giving me directions. hah!

and, seriously, between lippman and Karin Slaughter, i'm going to be rescuing greyhounds in my future.

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