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The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel

1 rating: 3.0
A book by Laura Lippman

Originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Lippman's Tess Monaghan novella turns the intrepid Baltimore PI's at-risk late-pregnancy bed rest into a compellingly edgy riff on Hitchcock's Rear Window. Lovingly tucked up on her winterized sun … see full wiki

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Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Avon A
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Disappointingly short and therefore unfulfilling mystery

  • Jan 16, 2011
This light mystery novella is a far cry from Lippman's wonderful What the Dead Know: A Novel which is truly unfortunate. Though the parallels with Rear Window are immediately obvious, this book had none of the suspense or thrill of the original. The plot could easily have been worked into a full length novel which would have given Lippman a chance to flesh out these characters enough to pull in the reader; as it was, I couldn't share Tess' obsession with the missing woman nor understand how or why Lloyd and May fit into things. The book was just too short in my opinion to pull me in; I finished it in just under two hours with no sense of satisfaction. 3 stars because the writing as always was good- there just wasn't enough of it.

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