Wilde Lake - A Novel-logo

Wilde Lake - A Novel

Laura Lippman

More Information

Description:

An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl. A vengeful father. A courageous attorney. A worshipful daughter. Think you know this story? Think again. Laura Lippman, the "extravagantly gifted" (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author, delivers "one of her best novels " (Washington Post)-a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, "Wilde Lake is a real success." Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected state's attorney representing suburban Maryland-including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She's going to play it smart to win this case-and win big-cementing her political future. But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime-the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn't she know? As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn't want to know the whole truth?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen McInerney, Nicole Poole

Length:

10h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:32


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:04


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:22


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:21


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:30


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:19


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

26:28


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

20:42


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

19:58


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

11:40


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

25:25


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

14:06


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

11:41


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

14:56


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

17:24


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

16:04


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:04


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:16


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

15:08


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

18:23


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

13:24


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

08:14


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

12:13


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

21:08


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

18:15


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

25:35


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

18:58


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

17:20


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

10:26


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

18:04


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

13:23


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

09:30


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

12:46


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

30:47


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

22:43


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

00:56