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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
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Mar 20, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club-books, contemporary-fiction, mystery

Despite uneven writing, this book had a fairly interesting story line. Particularly since shortly after reading it, in real life, a girl was found after being kidnapped for 18 years.

But back to the book. The shifting viewpoints and sometimes conflicting memories shared by the characters surrounding the kidnapping demonstrates the truths, falsehoods and guilt that we all weave to create our self-identities. Trim out the slow/clumsily written parts, and perhaps make the "twist" at the end not quite so obvious, and this would be a pretty good book.

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