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Wilde Lake

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed standalones After I'm Gone, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know challenges our notions of memory, loyalty, responsibility, and justice in this evocative and psychologically complex story about a long-ago death that still haunts a family.

Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected - and first female - state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn't see many homicides.

As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only 18, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?

The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise. What does it mean to be a man or woman of one's times? Why do we ask our heroes of the past to conform to the present's standards? Is that fair? Is it right? Propelled into the past, she discovers that the legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. Lu realizes that even if she could learn the whole truth, she probably wouldn't want to.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-571-32176-3 / 978-0-571-32176-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-208346-5 / 978-0-06-208346-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-571-32175-5 / 978-0-571-32175-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-246631-3 / 978-0-06-246631-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake CD: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-246665-8 / 978-0-06-246665-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Wilde Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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