She wished she could see the woman more clearly, make out the expression on her face.
"Is there anything else you need to make your haven perfect?" Crow asked.
"Binoculars," Tess said. [p.9]
......And with that sentence this story took off at a rapid pace. I absolutely loved this little gem of a book. I relished the whole idea of spying on someone daily and wondering what they were "really" up to. I have to admit that I like to people watch and could totally see myself doing exactly what Tess does as this story unfolds. The story never lagged and was totally plausible. I read this over the course of a few hours and when it was done I wanted more!!! I will be sure to pick up Lippman's books with Tess as the central character. I liked her a lot and now I want to immerse myself in her world a bit longer.
Recommend? A resounding YES! This book has it all...a great plot, fantastic characters, and great story development. There was never a slow moment and seriously I was sad to have the story end. I hope that Lippman writes more of these "shorter" stories with Tess in the future..as I will be sure to read them!!!
About Laura LippmanLaura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her hometown in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sun to focus on fiction. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, What the Dead Know and Another Thing to Fall, she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity.
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Published: January 18, 2011Publisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPages:158Genre: MysteryISBN: 978006193368 © 2011, Staci of Life in the Thumb. All Rights Reserved. If you reading this on a site other than, Life in the Thumb or Staci's feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.