New writing workshop exercise: Bring copy of CELLMATES to class, have each student pick mugshot, write a few lines. They seemed to like it.
“An intense psychological study of so, filled with achingly real characters and deep emotional resonance....Lippman has not only expanded the frontiers of genre fiction, she has enriched literature as a whole."
WHAT THE DEAD KNOW
About the Book
One of the most acclaimed and honored writers in the filed of crime fiction, Laura Lippman offers readers a gripping tale of deception and delusion, of family wounds and betrayals.
Thirty years ago, the Bethany girls, ages eleven and fifteen, disappeared from a Baltimore shopping mall. They never returned, their bodies were never recovered, and only painful questions remain. Now, in the aftermath of a rush-hour hit-and-run accident, a clearly disoriented woman is claiming to be Heather, the younger Bethany sister. Not a shred of evidence supports her story, and every lead she reluctantly offers takes the police to another dead end—a dying, incoherent man; a razed house; a missing grave. But she definitely knows something about that terrible day—and about the shocking fissures that the tragedy exposed in the foundation of a seemingly solid family.