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And When She Was Good

Laura Lippman

In this stand-alone by award-winning crime writer Laura Lippman (The Most Dangerous Thing, 2011), Heloise Lewis is a devoted single mother to her son, Scott. She is also a madam, operating a profitable call-girl service in the suburbs. Heloise’s life is about to fall apart when Val Deluca, her former pimp, is released from death row after his murder sentence is overturned. What Val doesn’t know is that he is Scott’s father--or that Heloise’s betrayal put him behind bars. And When She Was Good is based on Lippman’s novella “Scratch of a Woman” from her short story collection, Hardly Knew Her (2008).