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And When She Was Good

A Novel

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Description

Already praised as “a writing powerhouse” (USA Today) and “among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work” (George Pelecanos), New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman is constantly sending reviewers back to their thesauruses in search of new and greater accolades.

Her brilliant stand-alone novel, And When She Was Good, only reinforces the fact that she stands tall among today’s bestselling elite—including Kate Atkinson, Tana French, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben (who raves, “I love her books!”) Based on her acclaimed, multi-award-nominated short story "Scratch a Woman," And When She Was Good is the powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.

Lippman has already won virtually every prize the mystery genre has to offer—the Edgar®, Anthony, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Awards, to name but a few. They’ll now have to invent a few new awards just to keep up with her.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 16, 2012 – The consequences of long-buried secrets involving misogyny, motherhood, and morality play out in this excellent stand-alone set in suburban Maryland from Edgar-winner Lippman (The Most Dangerous Thing). Introduced in the novella “Scratch a Woman,” Heloise Lewis is a survivor who rose from the ashes of her past to run a profitable call-girl service, occasionally meeting special clients herself. To her neighbors, she’s a young widow and a devoted mother who never misses her son Scott’s ball games at his middle school. To the IRS, she’s a lobbyist with several women on her payroll and a medical plan. But Heloise’s carefully constructed life is falling apart because Val Deluca, her son’s father, who also was her former pimp, may be released from prison. Val doesn’t know he’s Scott’s father or that Heloise’s betrayal put him behind bars for murder. Shifting smoothly from Heloise’s past to her present, Lippman delivers an intense character study about a strong, complex woman whose love for her son compels her to make some desperate choices.

Customer Reviews

And When She Was Good.

By boysmumas.

Excellent read. Loved the entire novel. It was interesting from beginning to end and actually hated to see it end. What a
great character and plot. Will recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read.

And When She Was Good

What an Awesome Story! My Favorite was the impeccable details of WFEN and the "file cabinet". Then the twist!! WOW. IT WAS So SHOCKING I would've Never guessed it!!
loved Audrey!! And Heliose... your incredible detail to her Character!! This is the first of all of your Novels I will be Reading!! Thank you!

A non-stop read!

I loved this book; I read it from cover to cover in under a week.

And When She Was Good
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Aug 14, 2012
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
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