Lady of the Lake Summary
Laura Lippman

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In her latest thrilling crime novel, Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman tells the story of ambitious Maddie Schwartz's struggle to establish her intellectual, sexual, and vocational identities outside the confines of her former conservative marriage. As Maddie boldly enters the world of investigative journalism, she finds herself on multiple paths of unexpected discovery at once. Her determination to solve the mysteries of two young women's disappearances and deaths, leads Maddie on a simultaneous venture of self revelation and evolution. Lady in the Lake explores complex themes regarding racial, gendered, and religious cultural divides, while simultaneously exploring the interconnectivity of human lives and hearts.

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