What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman is a story about two sisters, Heather and Sunny Bethany, who disappeared some 30 years earlier. Although most people have forgotten about the two young girls who disappeared from a Baltimore shopping mall, the horrible event resulted in the breakup of their parent's marriage, their father's suicide, and their mother leaving the US for Mexico.
When a woman flees the scene of an automobile accident, and is pursued by police, the woman claims to be Heather Bethany, one of the gitls who disappeared 30 years earlier. Suddenly, the police, social workers, and lawyers are involved in the long buried case, as they try to determine if the woman is, in fact, who she claims to be. If she is the same person, where has she been for 30 years?
My Thoughts: This review was based on the audio version. The reader Linda Edmond was excellent. The story itself goes back and forth in time, not an ideal technique when you are listening to an audio book. The story held my interest with good character development, and although there were quite a few characters who could have been involved in the girl's disappearance, the author was able to nicely tie it up in the end to a satisfying conclusion. RECOMMENDED