Laura Lippman writes very well. The book kept me intrigued and I enjoyed reading 90% of the novel. Unfortunately for me, the storyline that comes out towards the end was just too unreasonable for me to buy into. This disheartens me because I really enjoyed the way this book was written.
Basically, the premise of this novel surrounds an event that happened 30 years prior. Two girls -- sisters -- go missing while at the mall. The lives of some people connected to the girls -- her parents, the investigator -- unfold. What became of their lives after the disappeared.
Of course, there's a twist, which transpires right from the beginning. Someone passing through this town becomes involved in a car crash and brings up this horrible, but somewhat forgotten, event and now there's a look back into what happened to the girls...as well as who the mysterious woman is that's revved up the past.