By a Spider's Thread
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues—must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee.
Mark Rubin's family is missing—and the police won't get involved because all the evidence indicates that his wife left willingly. So the successful Balti...more
In this installment, Tess is hired by an acquaintance of her uncle to track down his missing wife and children. They haven't argued, separated or divorced. The kids and wife were just gone one day, without further cont ...more
While reading this book, it seemed like I was enrolled in a class about Orthodox Judaism. Most of the characters were Jewish so there didn't need to be so much discussions between one another about their Judaism.
Natalie was the beautiful wife who disappeared with her children leaving her husband Mark wondering where they all were. She w ...more
They were in one of the "I" states when Zeke told Isaac he had to ride in the trunk for a little while.
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I purchased this book in February and I don't remember why. Maybe I saw a review I liked or maybe it was on sale and sounded good to me. Anyway, the Snakes and Ladders square called for a book I acquired in February and I didn't have many options. So, even though this is not the first book in the Tess Monaghan series and I don't think I read an ...more
I enjoyed the book it had good plot development interesting characters and I was immediately pulled into the story and was surprised at the twist at the end it was unexpected ...more
This was my first read by Laura Lippman and it won't be the last! Her writing is easy-to-read, this novel is fast paced and I enjoyed the twist and turns in the plot.
[I received a complimentary copy from William Morrow in exchange for an honest review]
What I like about Tess: she is fantastically, unapologetically flawed.
What I can't stand about Tess: she doesn't seem to make a great deal of progress in the 10+ years her series has been written. It's difficult to root for someone who doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
I haven ...more
I loved the way the book cut back and forth between the two story lines (of the runaway family and Tess and her client try ...more
By a Spider's Thread is a fairly r ...more
The book centers around an Orthodox Jewish man who wakes up to find his wife has left with his three children. His pursui ...more