Life Sentences by Laura Lippman audiobook

Life Sentences

By Laura Lippman
Read by Linda Emond

HarperAudio, HarperCollins

Unabridged

Format : Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781665064040

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Runtime: 10.05 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

“From its gripping opening pages…Life Sentences may be the most absorbing, entertaining mystery published in the last year.”

Boston Globe

 

USA Today calls Laura Lippman, “A writing powerhouse,” and Life Sentences powerfully confirms it. Past and present, truth and memory collide in this searing novel from a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have won virtually every major prize bestowed for  crime fiction—from the Edgar® to the Anthony to the Agatha to the Nero Wolfe Award. As she did in her blockbuster What the Dead Know, Lippman takes a brief hiatus from her popular series character, Baltimore p.i. Tess Monaghan, to tell a riveting story of deceptions and dangerously fragile truths that People magazine says, “Succeeds brilliantly.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lippman makes good use of the way memoirists often choose sides in stories of divorce, and of how their idealizing and demonizing respective parents may be deeply wrong. But her greatest sleight of hand is the maneuvering that deftly compromises Cassandra as she reignites old emotions. Not until the end of Life Sentences…will the reader grasp how fully Ms. Lippman has shaped and controlled this narrative.” New York Times
“Succeeds brilliantly…Lippman is in total command of her material, weaving strands about race, family myths and self-deception into a mystery so taut the reader is nearly afraid to keep going—and simultaneously powerless to stop.” People
“Lippman, a Baltimore native, skillfully brings the racial and economic tensions of her middle-class neighborhood to life in this poignant page-turner.” Daily News
“Stunning…Examines the extraordinary power and fragility of memories…A rich, complex journey from self-deception to self-discovery.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s a stroke of genius to write a mystery about a memoir writer…Anchored to intriguing characters, bristling with jujitsu conversations and sharp social insights, this is an ensnaring and revelatory mystery of the human heart masterfully told by a writer well versed in our habit of self-delusion and preference for myth over reality.” Booklist
“Lippman’s writing is powerful and her gaze unflinching as she invokes a world in which no one is either entirely guilty or truly innocent.” Kirkus Reviews

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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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English