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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,729 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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One of mystery writing's most acclaimed novelists for her brilliant Tess Monaghan series, Laura Lippman won the Anthony and Barry Awards for this riveting stand-alone.

Kicked out of a birthday party, 11-year-olds Alice and Ronnie walk home and encounter a baby left in a carriage. Their earnest desire to do a good deed ends tragically, however, and seven years later they are released from kid prison to start their lives anew.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Wu | 2/16/2014

    " An interesting story of what happens to the people touched or involved with the death of a baby by two young girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/11/2014

    " I just started reading Laura Lippman and this book kept my interest. I am looking forward to the rest of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sue | 2/9/2014

    " Like Capote's In Cold Blood it takes two to do what one wouldn't. Ending took me by surprise with the role of a third character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/9/2014

    " Lippman takes the mystery genre a cut above the norm with well-written characters and a sense of realness. Here, she takes two young girls guilty of a horrible crime and surrounds them with mostly dysfunctional adults, who, in a way, are each accomplices to that crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cb | 2/3/2014

    " Really good but really creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/26/2014

    " A few engaging moments here and there and at times had potential for a better read, but in the end it fell flat and fizzled out without much intrigue. Not really my genre preference, so perhaps that's partially to blame. My biggest irk was the overabundance of details of minor characters and events. The author makes too many unnecessary connections and consequently fails to attach you more profoundly to the main characters. Probably won't read this author again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2014

    " The second best Lippman book I have read. The Characters are so easy to get involved with and the ending was so sad for one particular character. I had a great time reading this book. Excellent job, Ms Lippman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 12/30/2013

    " Good book! I love this author...I haven't read a book by her that I didn't enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte Boisclair | 12/22/2013

    " Very good story with mystery and unexpected events that makes it hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay Murphy | 12/21/2013

    " I just got really bored halfway through and gave up on it. There were too many details and the characters were boring and there was not 1 that I liked. I thought that this book had lots of potential but did not live up to my expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/18/2013

    " I picked this one up mainly because I kept hearing about Laura Lippman, a local writer whose books are set in Baltimore locales. I enjoyed it but was a little disappointed with the end. Still, I would read her again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/14/2013

    " So while I found this to be well plotted w/ an engaging storyline, the lack of even one likable character made it hard to trudge through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gloria | 12/14/2013

    " Entertaining enough for a novel on a trip. Writing was fine but nothing special. I do like the fact that most of the characters are complex women, but some of those characters were contrived in an attempt to create the necessary "who is the true sociopath?" dynamic familiar in mystery novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/1/2013

    " Good suspense set in Baltimore. Interesting storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stella Young | 3/28/2013

    " Extremely disturbing but well crafted. Suspenseful from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 10/30/2012

    " This is a stand-alone book by Laura Lippman, not part of the Tess Monaghan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrle Gericke | 7/23/2012

    " Another interesting story from Laura Lippman "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna K | 6/27/2012

    " mystery wasn't mysterious enough. too drawn out with too few developments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 4/5/2012

    " a bit of a surprise ending, but took awhile to get there. held my interest though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamiya Shane | 2/16/2012

    " when i first started with this book it seemed like it was going in one way but as u get into it more u will start to see what is really going on. i love this book it really keeps u guessing and wanting to read more and more of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Tarantino | 11/26/2011

    " Really liked this book! The end is a surprise when you find out the true story concerning how and why Olivia Barnes was killed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/31/2011

    " I usually like Laura Lippman but this one was especially bleak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/17/2011

    " Took me forever to read bc there were too many unnecessary details that clouded the true story. Kept me reading however bc I needed to find out what happened to the missing baby/babies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 8/21/2011

    " With all the procedural tv shows I enjoy, I keep thinking I should enjoy mystery books more but ultimately I'm disappointed. A quick read, the writing was entertaining enough, the plot was okay. I'd call this an airport read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rrettino | 8/21/2011

    " Loved, loved, loved it. Misleading, brilliant and very captivating. Lippman's characters are completely real and totally flawed which is fantastic. The story is tragic, but she manages to keep the over all feel of the thing very upbeat with quirky people and humorous observations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/17/2011

    " Nancy Porter and Detective Infante make an appearance in this one, about two girls who are convicted of kidnapping and killing a baby, and are sentenced to spend their childhoods in prison. When they turn 18, they are released, but the children of Baltimore start to disappear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/16/2011

    " Good suspense set in Baltimore. Interesting storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mendy | 5/4/2011

    " I was not overwhelmed by this book but it was good. I was intrigued and kept interested by the introduction of new facts that made me change my mind each time I thought I had it all figured out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 4/17/2011

    " This is one of those books that I forgot I read. It blends in with lot of other crime books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 4/4/2011

    " audio -- yes it is about old secrets which are exposed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " creepy non-series, psychopathic bad seed escapes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellyf | 3/31/2011

    " Pretty disturbing but good. No violence against animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/20/2011

    " This story was fairly uneven. The characters were mostly interesting, but the resolution just felt withheld rather than built up to. Sometimes compelling, sometimes not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 3/20/2011

    " This was a great read. Big twist at the end that really took me by surprise! fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/20/2011

    " Um, did I delete this review? I guess I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassidy | 2/24/2011

    " Best of all her novels that I've read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthy | 2/24/2011

    " It's about Two little girls who kidnap a baby girl and then smother her to death... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mare | 1/9/2011

    " This is a very tightly written, suspenseful book. Once started it is very hard to put down...you just have to know what happened. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers, and her work has been awarded the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards. She has also been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Baltimore Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Celeste Ciulla is an accomplished actress and voice-over artist based in New York City. For her stage performances, she has received the 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship and the Callaway Award. As an audiobook narrator, she earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Great House by Nicole Krauss.