And When She Was Good: A Novel by Laura LippmanAnd When She Was Good: A Novel by Laura Lippman

And When She Was Good: A Novel

byLaura Lippman

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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Already praised as “a writing powerhouse” (USA Today) and “among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work” (George Pelecanos), New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman is constantly sending reviewers back to their thesauruses in search of new and greater accolades.

Her brilliant stand-alone novel, And When She Was Good, only reinforces the fact that she stands tall among today’s bestselling elite—including Kate Atkinson, Tana French, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben (who raves, “I love her books!”) Based on her acclaimed, multi-award-nominated short story "Scratch a Woman," And When She Was Good is the powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.

Lippman has already won virtually every prize the mystery genre has to offer—the Edgar®, Anthony, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Awards, to name but a few. They’ll now have to invent a few new awards just to keep up with her.

Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been heralded for thoughtful, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. Now a perennialNew York Timesbestseller, she lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.
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Title:And When She Was Good: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062197738

ISBN - 13:9780062197733

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from When She Was Good It was interesting to have a story told from a woman who now freely chooses to run a prostitution ring. Another great Laura Lippman book.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Everything you would expect from Laura Lippman. Intrigue and emotion.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New perspctive I enjoyed this new perspective to weigth control; however i would have liked to see more examples of applicability to modern life and those not so far gone with obesity.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And When She Was Good What is the book about? Follow Helen-Heloise from age 15 to 37, bouncing back and forth from present to present time reflecting on how she became a young worker in the sex industry during her twenties. You'll understand and see how she went from being a call girl to a madam who overlooks young call girls. You'll see how Heloise deals with her internal issues and her social problems that resulted her making less desirable choices and professions. What did I think of the book? You normally don't read a lot of books about prostitution, call girls or any other such profession. After reading Lippman's story you can understand how one might get themselves in this situation. It's just one version of the many I am sure are out there but I really enjoyed this book. The lack of emotion in the character kind of shows how dead inside she must feel. Despite being treated poorly over and over her response is dead like. She handles everything with a grain of salt, which I guess I expected considering the working conditions and the choices she makes.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And When She Was Good What is the book about? Follow Helen-Heloise from age 15 to 37, bouncing back and forth from present to present time reflecting on how she became a young worker in the sex industry during her twenties. You'll understand and see how she went from being a call girl to a madam who overlooks young call girls. You'll see how Heloise deals with her internal issues and her social problems that resulted her making less desirable choices and professions. What did I think of the book? You normally don't read a lot of books about prostitution, call girls or any other such profession. After reading Lippman's story you can understand how one might get themselves in this situation. It's just one version of the many I am sure are out there but I really enjoyed this book. The lack of emotion in the character kind of shows how dead inside she must feel. Despite being treated poorly over and over her response is dead like. She handles everything with a grain of salt, which I guess I expected considering the working conditions and the choices she makes.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good story Really good read. Enjoyed every page.
Date published: 2013-07-25

Editorial Reviews

“ [Lippman] slowly ratchets up the tension until the final, blood-drenched showdown . . . It’s page-turner...”