Synopses & Reviews
From critically acclaimed, multiple-award winner Laura Lippman comes a riveting story of love and murder, guilt and innocence.
Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party find a stroller with an infant inside on an unfamiliar Baltimore street. What happens next is shocking and terrible, causing the irreparable devastation of three separate families.
Seven years later, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller, now eighteen, are released from "kid prison" to begin their lives over again. But the unanswered questions about the original crime continue to haunt the parents, the lawyers, the police, and all the adults in Alice's and Ronnie's lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances.
“Laura Lippman can speak in any voice....This may be the best book Ive read all year.” Charlotte News & Observer
“...a chilling study of mothers, daughters, love, and murder....Lucid, tight, and compelling.” Kirkus Reviews on Every Secret Thing
“This is a standout. And the story of children in jeopardy and innocence lost is sadly all too timely.” Orlando Sentinel
About the Author
Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been heralded for thoughtful, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. Now a perennial New York Times bestseller, she lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.