Luisa "Lu" Brant has just been elected state's attorney for Howard County, Maryland and not only is she new to the job, she is the first woman to serve in that office. While Howard County doesn't see many homicides, she quickly finds herself trying a homicide against her old boss, the former state attorney.
In preparing for the trial, Lu begins to more closely examine her own past and her memories of the summer of 1980 when her older brother saved one friend's life at the cost of another man's life. Can Lu rely on her version of events at that time? What might she have misinterpreted or perhaps overlooked?
While I enjoyed this book, it did take me a little time to see how the two stories might relate to each other. I found both the recollections of the past and the present day story compelling. Ms. Lippman definitely knows her craft and I didn't anticipate the book ending the way it did.
I received this book courtesy of William Morrow through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.