What the Dead Know, Paperback

What the Dead Know Paperback

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Thirty years ago, two sisters disappeared without trace.

Now a woman has turned up, claiming to be one of the missing girls...A woman causes an accident on the Baltimore Beltway, flees the scene and is later picked up wandering on the shoulder of the Interstate.

The accident occurs just a mile from the former home of the Bethany family, Dave and Miriam and their daughters Sunny and Heather. Thirty years before, twelve-year-old Heather persuaded her older sister Sunny to let her tag along on a visit to the mall.

Neither of the girls has been seen since. Now, the woman on the Beltway claims to be Heather Bethany.

Today she has a different name; a different identity.

What has prompted this woman to announce her true - if it is true - identity at this moment?

Laura Lippman deftly unpeels the layers of Heather's past: revealing her parents, sister, friends, teachers, and the detective who handled the case, until the truth about what happened to Heather and Sunny on that long ago afternoon is finally uncovered.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752893372



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Sparse, lean, and mean; gimlet-eyed with minimal frippery and self-satisfied showiness. Effortlessly slides from one character to another to triangulate the heart of a small, infinitely-cruel little crime.

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what a brilliant read - no really it is... it is! Starts off not with a bang more a whimper but as the chapters float by, and it only takes a few of them but honestly it will get you hooked in. You keep wondering, you can't stop yourself thinking, 'yes, she is who she says she is'. Then the your yes switches to No! No way and then back again to yes and then just when you think you've got it all figured out something else happen. Like I say I found it a brilliant read and I think you will too!

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