Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best Book (nominee)
A Best Novel nominee for the 2017 Anthony Award!

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. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, "Wilde Lake is a real success."

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?

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-208345-7 / 978-0-06-208345-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-571-32176-3 / 978-0-571-32176-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-208346-5 / 978-0-06-208346-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-571-32175-5 / 978-0-571-32175-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-246631-3 / 978-0-06-246631-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wilde Lake Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-265942-1 / 978-0-06-265942-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wilde Lake CD: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-246665-8 / 978-0-06-246665-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: William Morrow
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