And When She Was Good

And When She Was Good

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Laura Lippman crafts a brilliant novel featuring a suburban madam, a convicted murderer about to be freed, and the secret that threatens to shatter several lives. Heloise thought she was safe. Val, a murderer who she helped put behind bars, is on death row and Heloise rebuilt her life in a small, tight knit, suburban community where her past has not been questioned and she appears to be a typical soccer mom. But when Val's seemingly airtight conviction is overturned and he's freed from prison, she is convinced he will hunt her down. For Heloise is hiding a secret-Val is her former pimp and the father of her son. What lengths will Heloise go to in order to protect her child and the life she's built for him?
Publisher: North Kingstown : AudioGO, 2012
ISBN: 9780792790358
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Oct 28, 2012

Great un-put-downable thriller. The heroine is plucky, admirable and likeable, despite her many early poor choices, and her phenomenal bad luck in all, even familial, relationships. Every woman should sometimes contemplate, "There but for the grace of God....".A great and even believable plot. Extraordinarily well read. I shall pursue both the reader and the author.

Cdnbookworm Oct 09, 2012

The narrator of this novel is Heloise, nee Helen, a woman who has built a life for herself and her son, a life that is now in jeopardy. Heloise is a high-class madam, running a service near Washington, D.C. with some very well-placed men as clients. Heloise has a silent partner, a man who one controlled her life completely, a man who is now in prison serving a life-sentence. A man who is dangerous to cross. And Heloise has crossed him, but he doesn't realize it yet. With little formal education, Heloise isn't sure she can create a new life for herself that will keep her at the standards she has become accustomed to, if she manages to live at all. With suspense, good pacing, and an interesting story, this novel kept me interested right until the end.
A very entertaining novel.

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