“AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD is a steady, surprising tale… Ms. Lippman’s nominal subject may be prostitution, but her book is not about a woman who takes care of clients. It’s about a woman who can take care of herself.” … see full wiki
I have read several of Ms. Lippman's previous books and always found them to be excellent. This new one is no exception. Her choice of a protagonist is quite interesting; a seemingly innocuous suburban mother who is a madam, and who also services clients herself. The book does go into her past history, and shows with great clarity the events, and mistakes, that brought her to this position in life. It is a tale of aspirations lost, bad choices made, and then an attempt … more
Set aside any prejudices you may have and settle in for a fast-paced intriguing story centering on a woman who does whatever she believes must be done in order to keep her son safe. This is a woman many would consider reprehensible or an object of sick humor, yet Edgar-winner Lippman paints an intensely compelling, commiserative portrait of her. We find ourselves rooting for Heloise Lewis, the proprietor of a successful call-girl service. The setting is suburban Maryland, … more
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