From the 2018 Summer Reading Guide. Laura Lippman's novel begins with a sexy stranger perched on a bar stool in small-town Delaware. "It's the sunburned shoulders that get him." The bartender senses she's up to something, and he's right—Polly just walked out in the middle of her family's beach vacation, leaving her husband and three-year-old daughter behind. What kind of woman abandons her family? Her husband thinks he knows, but he doesn't know Polly’s been playing him for a long time, and she's just getting started. Soon a handsome private eye is on her tail to untangle her web of crimes—and the surprising motivation behind them—although he might get ensnared in the process. Heads up for MMD Book Clubbers: this feels like a grown-up cousin to <a href=https://modernmrsdarcy.com/books/what-i-saw-and-how-i-lied/>What I Saw and How I Lied</a>.
Engrossing novels that keep you guessing till the end