Every Secret Thing: A Novel (Paperback)
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 Ronnie’s lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances.
“Laura Lippman can speak in any voice....This may be the best book I’ve read all year.”
“...a chilling study of mothers, daughters, love, and murder....Lucid, tight, and compelling.”
“This is a standout. And the story of children in jeopardy and innocence lost is sadly all too timely.”