Tuesday, January 22, 2013

And When She Was Good, by Laura Lippman

Heloise runs the Women's Full Employment Network, a small escort service that fully vets its clientele and takes pretty good care of its employees.  With the help of Audrey -- au pair, secretary, and husband killer -- she has been able to keep up a fairly impenetrable wall between her work life, central to which is her incarcerated, sociopath, partner Val, and her home life, which centers around her 11 year old Scott.  But the wall just might be crumbling.  The story maintains a high level of tension, even though most of the sex and violence happens off screen.

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