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Lady in the Lake: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Laura Lippman

Narrated By: Susan Bennett

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: July 2019

Duration: 10 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Thriller/Suspense


The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.

Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl—assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake.

Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie—and the dead woman herself. Maddie’s going to find the truth about Cleo’s life and death. Cleo’s ghost, privy to Maddie’s poking and prying, wants to be left alone.

Maddie’s investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life—a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people—including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows.

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  • Mary R.

    Took me a while to really connect with the plot,, and the change of “first persons”, from chapter to chapter. Loved the twist in the story line, kept me guessing in the latter half of book, so I had to sit in car, for a few more minutes, just to finish a chapter ! Appreciated the author’s dedication at the end!

  • Debra B.

    I am surprised that there was only one narrator for this reading. She has so many voices. Good book, kept me guessing.

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