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Wilde Lake    by Laura Lippman order for
Wilde Lake
by Laura Lippman
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William Morrow, 2016 (2016)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Following in her father's footsteps as Maryland state's attorney, Lusia 'Lu' Brant takes the opportunity to enhance her legal reputation by trying a homeless man accused of beating a woman to death.

As 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.

Through 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.

As 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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