Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Title: What the Dead Know
Author: Laura Lippman
Genre: Mystery
Topical Arc: First a mystery, then a fantasy, then a mystery, then a fantasy...
Pages: 376
Copyright Date: 2007
Cover: Two girls in matching dresses walking around a tree - sisters, maybe. The first girl is transparent, the second in shadow. The tree is covered in ivy.
First line: "Her stomach clutched at the sight of the water tower hovering above the still, bare trees, a spaceship come to earth."
Best part: Surprisingly deep explorations of truth and identity.
Worst part: Some parts were very graphic and upsetting.
Imaginary Theme Song: "It's All Coming Back to Me" - Celine Dion
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Folks who enjoy books that tread a thin line between mystery and literature.
Related Reads: The Genius by Jesse Kellerman, The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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