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 an abandoned 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 secrets swirling around the original crime continue to haunt the parents, the lawyers, the police, and all the adults in Alice and Ronnies lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances.
About the Author
Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, eight stand-alone novels, including After I'm Gone coming out in February, and a short story collection. Her six most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers. Lippman has won numerous literary prizes for her work, including the Edgar(R), Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity Awards.
“Laura Lippman can speak in any voice....This may be the best book I’ve 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.”