Free Range Reading is continuing! Book 2 is AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD by Laura Lippman!
Summary from Goodreads:
In the comfortable suburb where Heloise Lewis lives, she’s just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses a soccer game or a school play. In the state capitol, she’s the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record.
But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams—if you can afford her hourly fee.
But now, after a decade, her secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions. Her longtime protector is hinting at new dangers. Her employees can’t be trusted. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, a suicide. Or is it? And then she learns that her son’s father, a killer and former pimp, might be released from prison. With no formal education, no real family, and no friends, Heloise has to remake her life—again. Disappearing will be the easy part. The trick will be living long enough to start a new life.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This is the first Laura Lippman book that caught my attention- but the second book of hers that I’ve actually read. Confused? See, I kept seeing AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD on blogger lists, in stores, and more- and I kept wanting to get my hands on a copy, But bookish fate just kept getting in my way- and I never did get a copy.
Then I read her latest, AFTER I’M GONE- which further convinced me that I needed to get my hands on AWSWG. So, for my birthday- my family got me a copy. And, let me tell you, it was worth the wait.
I was tense reading the book- Heloise had so many secrets- like a house of cards and I just couldn’t wait to see what would tip it over. I love how piece by piece of the story was doled out- and how Heloise learned she was not running quite as tight of a ship as she thought.
All in all, I enjoyed AWSWG as my 2nd Free Range Reading selection!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T