Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Laura Lippman's books are an addiction to me simply because I like some of her books but others I have a problem with. But I just can't stay away until I've read the next one and the next one.
This is an emotional read and an angst one. Because I am sure, like me, you will read the part where she leaves her child in the car on a very hot summers day and walks away leaving the child to die.
I'm very concerned that the verdict was not a full guilty, however, its a lighter sentence which carries not real consequence. That bothered me, hence I knocked a star off.
The writing is excellent as always, but I did struggle with some of the plots to be acceptable in today's age.
I hate this 'temporary insanity pleas' when they don't have a past of mental health, boils my blood that does.
When she gets involved in a documentary in the hope in becoming reunited with her other daughters who are with they're dad [and doing very nicely thank you"!] I again could have gladly wrung her neck, the selfish woman. She didn't deserve to be called a Mother.
OK OK so this author has evoked emotion in me, so maybe job done, but I still don't swallow the entire plot.
My thanks to Faber and Faber Ltd via Net Galley for my copy
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