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Hush hush [text (large print)] / Laura Lippman.

By: Lippman, Laura, 1959- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lippman, Laura, Tess Monaghan mystery: 12.Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, [imprint of] F.A. Thorpe (Publishing), 2016Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First Charnwood edition.Description: 391 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444827057 (hardback); 1444827057.Subject(s): Monaghan, Tess (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women private investigators -- Maryland -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Baltimore (Md.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books. Summary: On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car. Found not guilty of her death by reason of criminal insanity, Melisandre left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. Ten years later, she returns to Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters... Now that she's a mother herself, Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child; but she and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, have been asked to assess her security needs. As Tess's doubts about Melisandre grow, she realizes that she's not the only one under scrutiny, as someone seems to be following Tess herself, leaving disturbing notes wherever she goes...
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First published in Great Britain: London : Faber & Faber Limited, 2015.

On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car. Found not guilty of her death by reason of criminal insanity, Melisandre left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. Ten years later, she returns to Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters... Now that she's a mother herself, Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child; but she and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, have been asked to assess her security needs. As Tess's doubts about Melisandre grow, she realizes that she's not the only one under scrutiny, as someone seems to be following Tess herself, leaving disturbing notes wherever she goes...

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Library Journal Review

Tess and boyfriend Crow are maintaining their romance while balancing jobs and family and coping with their precocious three-year-old daughter, Carla Scout. With her PI firm short on clients, Tess agrees to check security arrangements for -Melisandre Dawes, a child killer found not guilty by reason of insanity, who is filming a biopic of her life, her trial, and her attempt to reestablish relations with her ex-husband and her two teenage daughters. A couple of subplots unrelated to the murder of the ex-husband further muddle the main plot, making the overall effort seem strained. An excellent reading by Jan Maxwell saves the audio. Characters developed earlier in the series seem shallow in this tale, and it's difficult to empathize with several new ones. VERDICT Despite this books' problems, the author's fans will want to hear it; recommended for adult mystery fiction collections. ["Strongly recommended for fans of Lippman's previous books, as well as readers who enjoy stories about female private investigators": LJ 1/15 starred review of the Morrow hc.]-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.