William Morrow, 2016 (2016)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ollowing in her father's footsteps as Maryland state's attorney, Lusia '
' Brant takes the opportunity to enhance her legal reputation by trying a homeless man accused of beating a woman to death.
s she prepares for the trial, Lu must confront some painful memories that date back to her youth when her brother saved a friend with a lethal act of what was deemed to be self-defense.
hrough a series of flashbacks, Lu mulls over the past, her family and memories that now, viewed from a different vantage point, suggest rather shocking family secrets.
s some readers have suggested, this novel is somewhat reminiscent of the iconic blockbuster novel
To Kill a Mockingbird
. There are interesting similarities, so the reader will have to decide how indebted Lippman is to Harper Lee.
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