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And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
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And When She Was Good

by Laura Lippman

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I've read this book four times. Each time, I never get bored with it. The adventures and plights of Helen kept my eyes glued to the book. Laura fleshed out her character very well. When she was good, she was very, very good. When she was bad, she was terrible. ( )
  LadyRakat | Mar 12, 2019 |
A high end prostitute with a dark past tries to juggle multiple problems to provide a good life for her son. ( )
  dcoward | Dec 27, 2018 |
Heloise, a prostitute, runs her own escort service under the guise of a women's organization. Her unsavory past stays with her and eventually almost becomes her undoing. ( )
  Rdglady | Nov 20, 2018 |
What a disappointment. I hated the main character of this novel roughly as much as I love Tess Monaghan in Lippman's great series. I literally wanted to bitch slap Helen/Heloise. Yeah, she had a rough start to life but nowhere near as bad as many with worse origin stories who sucked it up and overcame their pasts. Helen had the chance to get out of her situation when Val went to prison. All she had to do was disappear and start over. I know it's a fictional tale, but it's a fictional tale of a stupid, self-absorbed idiot. ( )
  AliceAnna | Nov 11, 2018 |
Wanted to like this but felt it missed the mark in some spots. The actions of the main character were not always very believable. ( )
  bostonterrio | Nov 21, 2017 |
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For every woman I know,
but in particular the three L's-
Lauren Milne Henderson
Linda Perlstein
Lizzie Skurnick
-who manage, despite vast distances, to keep me
well fed, well shod, and reasonably sane.
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SUBURBAN MADAM DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE
The headline catches Heloise's eye as she waits in the always-long line at the Starbucks closest to her son's middle school.
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Suburban prostitute Heloise decides to leave the profession and disappear with her child after another prostitute is found dead, and must stay a step ahead of a convicted murderer--and the father of her child--whose sentence is about to be overturned.
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Suburban madam Heloise, with no one left to trust, decides to get out of the game when another suburban madam is brutally murdered, forcing her to stay one step ahead of a killer--and the father of her child--who is just as lethal behind bars as he was on the outside.… (more)

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