BUTCHER'S HILL by Laura Lippman

Read : June 21 -24
Category : Award Winner -Agatha, Anthony, Shamus Awards
Pages : 416

Tess Monaghan has finally hung out her shingle but her new office is not in the best area of Baltimore. On one of her first days in operation, Tess has two new clients - Luther Beale and Jackie. Jackie wants to hire Tess to find the daughter she gave up for adoption 13 years ago. Luther Beale, known as the Butcher of Butcher's Hill wants to find five children who were friends of the boy he was convicted of killing. He wants to make restitution.

Both cases appear pretty straight forward but they turn out to be far from it. Jackie's case brings Tess face to face with facts that may be hard for her to reconcile emotionally and Luther's case gets a bit dangerous. I found it interesting the way that the stories was woven together even though they were separate cases.

It was a bit slow in some spots, but overall an interesting combination. I still enjoy seeing the references of my hometown, though listening on audio, I tend to want to correct the pronunciations at times.

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