Dream Girl

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William Morrow & Company
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
LAURA LIPPMAN is the award-winning writer of more than twenty crime-fiction novels. She is the editor of Baltimore Noir and the author of Liza Jane & the Dragon, which is her debut children's picture book.

It's modern noir with a strong hint of Stephen King's Misery. I absolutely loved her earlier novel Sunburn. Her writing is very slick and intelligent noir. -- Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author

With this tip of the hat to Stephen King's Misery, Dream Girl is funny and suspenseful, with a dread-worthy final twist. -- People

Lippman's sharp and timely thriller is a fast read, one that will surely please her many longtime devotees as well as attract new and enthusiastic fans. -- USA Today

"The gifted Ms. Lippman, in this tale of a talented cad who more or less gets what he deserves, shifts between passages hard-boiled and satirical. Dream Girl offers a healthy dose of suspense and wittily skewers literary life." -- Wall Street Journal

Socially conscious (the #MeToo movement makes a decisive entrance into the plot) and packed with humor, ghosts and narrative turns of the screw, Lippman's Dream Girl is indeed a dream of a novel for suspense lovers and fans of literary satire alike. -- Washington Post

Laura Lippman is one of the best novelists working today, period. Seeing her name on the cover of a book is a guarantee of a highly satisfying reading experience...Laura Lippman is a major writer. If you don't know her, there's 25 books waiting for you. -- Chicago Tribune

Positively humming with the vibrancy of a slew of crime-fiction authors during a high-energy drinking session, Dream Girl shimmers with suspense, surprises, wry humor, and an ever-present stream of appreciations for the pleasures, frustrations, and oddities inherent in the life of a writer. -- Boston Globe

A nicely shivery homage to Stephen King's Misery with an atmosphere all its own. -- Seattle Times

Dream Girl is the darkly comic thriller of the season." -- Irish Times

"My dream novel. I devoured this in three days. The sharpest, clearest-eyed take on our #MeToo reckoning yet. Plus: enthralling. -- Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and The Fever

"Dream Girl the ideal cutting-edge, socially-conscious entertainment for late summer. . . . Packed with social criticism, satire, ghosts and narrative turns of the screw, Lippman's Dream Girl is indeed a dream of a novel." -- Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"High tension fuels Dream Girl while vividly illustrating the humiliation of being confined to a bed, having every bodily need tended by another... Edgar winner Lippman, who has won every mystery award, envelops witty dialogue, a complicated character and a complex plot in Dream Girl." -- The Sun-Sentinel

Perceptive, often amusing insights into a writer's mind make this a standout. Lippman is in top form for this enticingly witty, multilayered guessing game. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Lippman never stops twisting the plot into a deliciously intricate pretzel, right up to the jaw-dropping finale. This is both a beguiling look at the mysteries of authorship and a powerful #MeToo novel, but that's only the tip of a devilishly jagged iceberg... -- Booklist (starred review)

Lippman (Lady in the Lake) nods at Stephen King and Alfred Hitchcock in this hair-raising tale, but makes it wholly hers and completely riveting. She conveys the horror of being housebound and reliant on strangers, as well as the fear of losing one's mind. It's a page-turning, plot-twisting masterpiece. -- Library Journal (starred review)