Hush Hush by Laura Lippman

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Hush Hush

Summary from Goodreads:

On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over.

But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn’t sure he approves.

Now that’s she’s a mother herself–short on time, patience–Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre’s lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre’s security needs.

As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she’s encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder.

Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she’s been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well. . .

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Pssst….. Did you hear the news? TESS IS BACK!

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Hey folks! You may be aware that Laura Lippman has recently become an author that I’m enjoying quite a bit- I read her AFTER I’M GONE last year and then just a couple of months ago read AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD as part of Tanya @ 52 Books or Bust #freerangereading challenge. And then HUSH HUSH (Laura’s newest book) was chosen as part of Futuristic Friday– books I was looking forward to reading in Jan-March 2015!

So, yesterday, when one of the publicity folks emailed me about William Morrow’s marketing campaign that is all about Tess- I just felt it was right for you all to know! Read on! Continue reading

Futuristic Friday: Here’s Your New Reads {January-March 2015}

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We’re BACK! Yes, folks Katie @ Doing Dewey and I are back and ready to scoop on the books WE are so excited to read during the next 3 months.

So grab you a nice and refreshing  drink and sit back- prepare to add to your TBR pile! Continue reading