Wilde Lake

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Author(s): Laura Lippman
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2016
Product Number: EB00621527
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062083470
Publisher: William Morrow
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An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl. A vengeful father. A courageous attorney. A worshipful daughter. Think you know this story? Think again. Laura Lippman, the "extravagantly gifted" (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author, delivers "one of her best novels " (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, "Wilde Lake is a real success." Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected state's attorney representing suburban Maryland—including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She's going to play it smart to win this case—and win big—cementing her political future. But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime—the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn't she know? As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn't want to know the whole truth?

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Author(s): Laura Lippman
Product Number DD27401
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780062659422
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Author(s): Laura Lippman
Product Number Z100113391
Released: May 03, 2016
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062466648

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