By A Spider's Thread (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 03/11/2005
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Some of the seemingly happiest families have the darkest secrets...
A superbly tense thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of SUNBURN and LADY IN THE LAKE.

Natalie Rubin, middle-class Jewish wife and mother, has vanished. Worse, she has taken her three children with her. Her husband, Mark, is devastated. He loves her; and he thought she was happy. So he approaches Tess to trace her.

At first Tess is wary. She doesn't like getting involved in domestic disputes, and Mark's love for his wife seems to contain a disturbing desire to control her. Did he drive her away? Did he perhaps kill her? But as Tess pursues her quest for Natalie, she discovers a woman with a mysterious past, a man whose values will challenge her own, and a family that knows how to keep its secrets ...

BY A SPIDER'S THREAD is part tense thriller and part all-too-human drama about what families do to each other.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752864952
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 176 x 114 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
BY A SPIDER'S THREAD [is] arguably the most complex, moving novel in her Tess Monaghan detective series * TIME OUT NEW YORK *
"Compulsively readable" may be a cliche, but it's a perfect description for this novel * TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL *
Tess is feisty ... And it is a joy to watch her come alive * WASHINGTON TIMES *
Lippman delivers a smart, fast-paced, nuanced story that features a well-drawn supporting cast, including the endearing if dangerous city of Baltimore itself ... there are some captivating touches here, including a criminal who studies the plots of crime novels in prison. Lippmann's many fans will be thrilled * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
Both entertaining and unexpectedly touching. More Please * BALTIMORE SUN *
Laura Lippman in her series featuring Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan just keeps getting better and better * HOUSTON CHRONICLE *
A sense of place so unerring that it makes Baltimore everyone's hometown * KIRKUS *
The fast-paced, intelligent story involves a maze of betrayal, surprises and a murder * JEWISH WEEK *
Again, Yes! To Tess * BALTIMORE SUN *
One of the most polished and consistently interesting writers of detective fiction today * THE ECONOMIST *
Lippman is a writing powerhouse * USA TODAY *
Lippman exaines in depth the concept of marriage and the reasons why families fall apart. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE, December 2005 *

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