Started reading Laura Lippmann’s AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD

Can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this book already. It’s a fantastic crime novel about a suburban mom / prostitute and madam whose ex-husband–sent away for murder–is about to be released. It alternates between chapters from her past (one a year for every year from 1989–when she’s sixteen–to 2005) and chapters covering the present-day story. Really quite a perfect crime novel. A main character who is extremely smart and savvy and wants a tiny space of her own–one little thing that she controls–but the circumstances of her life make it really hard for her to get even that.

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