STAFF PICK: The Lady in the Lake

£7.99

Tara's Staff Pick for August: “An incredibly well-written, gripping read, with an amazing, if-flawed, heroine.”
 
A stunning, multi-voiced, period piece – tackling race, gender politics, and the volatility of mid ’60s America – from the author of Sunburn.

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Cleo Sherwood disappeared eight months ago. Aside from her parents and the two sons she left behind, no one seems to have noticed. It isn’t hard to understand why: it’s 1964 and neither the police, the public nor the papers care much when Negro women go missing.
 
Maddie Schwartz – recently separated from her husband, working her first job as an assistant at the Baltimore Sun – wants one thing: a byline. When she hears about an unidentified body that’s been pulled out of the fountain in Druid Hill Park, Maddie thinks she is about to uncover a story that will finally get her name in print. What she can’t imagine is how much trouble she will cause by chasing a story that no-one wants her to tell.
 
Paperback; 352 pages; 468g;

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Weight .468 kg