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Lady in the Lake The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Balti that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman In 1966, Balti is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know everyone, that is, except Madeline Maddie Schwartz Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife This year, she s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Balti police find a murdered girl assistance that leads to a job at the city s afternoon newspaper, the Star Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake.Cleo Sherwood was a young African American woman who liked to have a good time No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie and the dead woman herself Maddie s going to find the truth about Cleo s life and death Cleo s ghost, privy to Maddie s poking and prying, wants to be left alone.Maddie s investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Balti Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddiethan she knows. New Download Kindle ePUB Lady in the Lake By Laura Lippman – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. I ve been wanting to read a book by this author for awhile now and the synopsis for this one sounded good so I finally took the plunge While this book can be classified as historical fiction, it also fits in the mystery and women s fiction genres I ended up really enjoying this novel and look forward to reading other books by Laura Lippman.It s 1966 and Madeline Maddie Schwartz lives in Balti with her husband and teenage son It might seem like she has it all but she wantsthan ju I ve been wanting to read a book by this author for awhile now and the synopsis for this one sounded good so I finally took the plunge While this book can be classified as historical fiction, it also fits in the mystery and women s fiction genres I ended up really enjoying this novel and look forward to reading other books by Laura Lippman.It s 1966 and Madeline Maddie Schwartz lives in Balti with her husband and teenage son It might seem like she has it all but she wantsthan just playing the role of dutiful housewife In search of living ameaningful life, she leaves her husband and eventually finds work at a local newspaper She is on the low end of the totem pole there but she thinks the right story will get her some attention Maddie is particularly interested in finding out what exactly happened to Cleo Sherwood, a young African American woman who was found dead in the fountain of a city park lake How...

  2. Maddie Schwartz has been a housewife for almost twenty years She thought she d resigned herself to this life as soon as she married Milton and became a mother to their son Seth It s a guest from her past at a small dinner party that reminds Maddie of her ambitions and she leaves Milton to begin a life of her own She assumed Seth would want to live with her and she s hurt when he decides to stay and finish high school at home with his father.When young Tessie Fine goes missing near Maddie s Maddie Schwartz has been a housewife for almost twenty years She thought she d resigned herself to this life as soon as she married Milton and became a mother to their son Seth It s a guest from her past at a small dinner party that reminds Maddie of her ambitions and she leaves Milton to begin a life of her own She assumed Seth would want to live with her and she s hurt when he decides to stay and finish high school at home with his father.When young Tessie Fine goes missing near Maddie s new Balti neighborhood, Maddie and another young woman form their own search party and as she follows streets that remind her of her past, she finds the body of the young girl This leads to a job at the afternoon newspaper the Star, where Maddie hopes to work her way up and eventually have her own byline Unfortunately she s relegated to sorting and answering questions from the public for a help column.Maddie believes h...

  3. The world kept telling her to look away, to pay no attention to an age old system, in which men thrived and inconvenient women disappeared One of my holy grails of off duty reading is the book that is engrossing without being silly, and packed with good storytelling without looking over its shoulder to make sure we understand how literary it is Lippman pulls it off There are two murders but this is not really a crime novel, however interesting the solutions are Instead it s a compelling rThe world kept telling her to look away, to pay no attention to an age old system, in which men thrived and inconvenient women disappeared One of my holy grails of off duty reading is the book that is engrossing without being silly, and packed with good storytelling without looking over its shoulder to make sure we understand how literary it is Lippman pulls it off There are two murders but this is not really a crime novel, however interesting the solutions are Instead it s a compelling recreation of mid 1960s Balti, a time when race was fraught as segregation was being dismantled but when mixed race relationships were still troubled, whether they involved black, white or Jewish participants Maddie leaves her wealthy, conventional Jewish husband and comfortable lifestyle, wanting something , wanting a career as a reporter, wanting to be a woman in her own right rather than an appendage to her husband Her involvement in two murders is intertwined with her...

  4. Unfortunately, I didn t like this It started off promising, the voice of the Lady in the Lake beginning the story Then we get the voice of Maddie, the housewife who has ambitions beyond being a married woman Then we have another voice, then another, then another, then another..get the picture My interest was waning There were two murders but I couldn t have cared less about how or who or what happened I read the whole book but I didn t like the story nor the characters, definitely Unfortunately, I didn t like this It started off promising, the voice of the Lady in the Lake beginning the story Then we get the voice of Maddie, the housewife who has ambitions beyond being a married woman Then we have another voice, then another, then another, then another..get the picture My interest was waning There were two murders but I couldn t have cared less about how or w...

  5. Whew, Lady in the Lake was a dizzying ride The basics of the plot do have a lot of potential the lady in the lake and her killer have to be identified, and recently separated Maddie Schwartz is on the case However, the rotating cast of narrators made my head spin Nearly every minor character Maddie meets ends up narrating a chapter These narrators are often one dimensional, and they tend to ramble, sending the storyline off on tangents that aren t central to the narrative It s 1966, and M Whew, Lady in the Lake was a dizzying ride The basics of the plot do have a lot of potential the lady in the lake and her killer have to be identified, and recently separated Maddie Schwartz is on the case However, the rotating cast of narrators made my head spin Nearly every minor character Maddie meets ends up narrating a chapter These narrators are often one dimensional, and they tend to ramble, sending the storyline off on tangents that aren t central to the narrative It s 1966, and Maddie is a white Jewish woman who is regularly sleeping with a black police officer Why don t we hear a lotfrom him I d love to cut most of the minor narrators in exchange forinsight into his perspective.Lady in the Lake would be a lotcohesive with fewer narrators and significant cuts to the manuscript It s roughly 350 pages, but it could easily be cut to 250 Three stars the premise is interesting, but t...

  6. Married for nearly twenty years, Maddie Schwartz up and leaves her husband Milton to pursue a different path in life No longer content with being a housewife, Maddie s ambitions lead her to work for The Star, an afternoon newspaper in Balti, Maryland It isn t long before she finds herself working as a reporter tackling the case of a murdered black woman, Cleo Sherwood, who had been found decomposing in a lake Because of her ethnicity, her death isn t seen as worthy of a story, but Maddie Married for nearly twenty years, Maddie Schwartz up and leaves her husband Milton to pursue a different path in life No longer content with being a housewife, Maddie s ambitions lead her to work for The Star, an afternoon newspaper in Balti, Maryland It isn t long before she finds herself working as a reporter tackling the case of a murdered black woman, Cleo Sherwood, who had been found decomposing in a lake Because of her ethnicity, her death isn t seen as worthy of a story, but Maddie feels a personal connection with Cleo and vows to find her killer.I received an advanced copy fro...

  7. There are many different ways an author can grab readers from the very first page Sometimes it s an intriguing first line that draws you in, sometimes it s a stark incident or piece of action that tractor beams you straight into a propulsive narrative And sometimes its something subtler but evenpowerful in the right hands just the pure, mesmerising quality of the writing, the voice LADY IN THE LAKE, the latest standalone from the superb Laura Lippman, is a pretty great example of the There are many different ways an author can grab readers from the very first page Sometimes it s an intriguing first line that draws you in, sometimes it s a stark incident or piece of action that tractor beams you straight into a propulsive narrative And sometimes its something subtler but evenpowerful in the right hands just the pure, mesmerising quality of the writing, the voice LADY IN THE LAKE, the latest standalone from the superb Laura Lippman, is a pretty great example of the latter From the first lines we know we re in the hands of a master storyteller as we re enticed deep into 1960s Balti by the voice of Cleo Sherwood, a poor young black woman who s recalling the first time time she saw Maddie Schwartz, then a finely dressed Jewish housewife Maddie Schartz would go on to create a whole host of problems for a lot of people, incl...

  8. This was another really early look and so no rating, no review until much closer to publication or until I have permission from the publisher and or author Suffice it to say that if you know Lippman s work, you will not be disappointed If you re ...

  9. Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman opens with an unusual narrative that sets up the story in a compelling way 1964 God knows, my death has changed me Alive, I was Cleo Sherwood Dead, I became the Lady in the Lake, a nasty broken thing, dragged from the fountain after steeping there for months, This book is not really the story of The lady in the lake, but of Maddie Schwartz, the woman who found her and gave her that name Maddie lived in Balti, embracing the Jewish family traditions a Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman opens with an unusual narrative that sets up the story in a compelling way 1964 God knows, my death has changed me Alive, I was Cleo Sherwood Dead, I became the Lady in the Lake, a nasty broken thing, dragged from the fountain after steeping there for months, This book is not really the story of The lady in the lake, but of Maddie Schwartz, the woman who found her and gave her that name Maddie lived in Balti, embracing the Jewish family traditions and cultural norms of the time She was good at entertaining and took particular pride in her ability to throw together a dinner party with almost no warning Every day, Maddie was a little less beautiful than she had been the day before Every moment she lived, she also was dying Maddie was a woman in sea...

  10. Interesting narrative structure and a lot of historical texture I ve been a Laura Lippman fan for a very long time and I always enjoy her books To me the strength of this was the historical fiction aspect it s the story of a married white woman in the 1960s who leaves her marriage because she wants somethinga career, a challenge, the right to make her own decisions It is a mystery, but for me the mystery elements sort of took a backseat, and that was okay with me as a reader While Interesting narrative structure and a lot of historical texture I ve been a Laura Lippman fan for a very long time and I always enjoy her books To me the strength of this was the historical fiction aspect it s the story of a married white woman in the 1960s who leaves her marriage because she wants somethinga career, a challenge, the right to make her own decisions It is a mystery, but for me the mystery elements sort of took a backseat, and that was okay with me as a reader While this was mostly Maddie s story, every character, from major to minor, got a POV if you ve read The Sun is Also a Star, it was structured much like that Entwined with Maddie s story is the unraveling of a murder, the murder victim a black woman also gets a POV, which was a little bit Lovely Bones, and I liked it This kind of narrative structure won t be for every ...

  11. Each chapter represents a different perspective from a new character as introduced in the previous chapter This made for a clever and fresh take on the classic murder mystery where the heroine is a plucky late in life reporter who becomes obsessed with finding out...