Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman audiobook

Wilde Lake: A Novel

By Laura Lippman
Read by Kathleen McInerney  and Nicole Poole

HarperAudio, HarperCollins
10.89 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $19.99

    ISBN: 9780062659422

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. 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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Summary

Summary

Nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A LibraryReads Pick of the Month

A BookPage Top Pick

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.

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lippman draws on two decades of crime reporting to produce a heart-stopping new thriller.” O, The Oprah Magazine
Wilde Lake is a real success.” New York Times
Wilde Lake is not so much a crime novel that rises to the level of serious literature as serious literature that rises to the level of great crime fiction.” Chicago Tribune
“A heady brew of twisting tale and accelerating introspection.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Richly plotted and emotionally devastating.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Nicole Poole shares the role of Lu with Kathleen McInerney, who portrays Lu as a girl; present and past are told through their alternating narrations. Poole captures Lu’s almost ruthless drive to prove herself in the job her beloved father once held; whereas, in McInerney we hear Lu’s vulnerability, so at odds with her self-image and the competitiveness she exhibits even at a young age. Listeners are drawn in as the two narratives converge and Lu’s present and past collide—with devastating consequences.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Laura Lippman

Author Bio: Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award—and been nominated for thirty more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published twenty-one novels, a novella, a children’s book, and a collection of short stories. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English