Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

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It is early evening, summer time and hot. Two eleven year old girls, Alice and Ronnie, are on their way home from a swimming party when they happen to see a baby's stroller, with baby girl sleeping inside, left unattended on the top step of a house. Ronnie says to Alice: 'We have to take care of this baby.' But what exactly does she mean? Four days later the body of little Olivia Barnes is discovered in a hut in Baltimore's rambling Leakin Park by a young rookie detective, Nancy Porter. What can have happened in those four days to bring about this appalling crime? The girls are arrested and found guilty. Seven years later Ronnie and Alice, now eighteen, are released from their separate prisons, back into their old neighbourhood where the mother of baby Olivia still lives. Another child goes missing, and Nancy Porter and her partner get the case ...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 32mm | 599g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752859862
  • 9780752859866

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A truly scary thriller by this well-known author, formerly a reporter on the Baltimore Sun. Alice and Ronnie, aged 11, are on their way home in disgrace after Ronnie has hit their hostess, when they see a baby stroller with a baby girl sleeping in it, left without anyone nearby on the top steps of a house. They take the child to look after it, and four days later the child is found dead by a young detective policewoman. The girls are arrested, found guilty and incarcerated. Then, aged 18, they are released from their separate prisons. Another child goes missing and the same detective gets the case. All is not as it seems to be, and the unravelling of what happened makes a brilliantly creepy story with superb characters and a great deal of atmosphere.show more

About Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun till she quit the paper to write fiction full time. She is the author of seven acclaimed Tess Monaghan thrillers. She lives in Baltimore.show more

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