Friday, April 30, 2021

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman


Gerry is a novelist.  He's had success with one book and is trying to get back in the groove to write again.  Having an accident on his stairs in his apartment disables him.  While he's healing, he has his secretary move in and hires a night nurse.

William Morrow sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will  be published June 22nd.

He's been married multiple times and his most recent girlfriend comes to see him.  She wants to move in.  He refuses.

The next day he finds her dead on the floor next to his bed.  He didn't kill her.  At least he doesn't think so.  His mother died with dementia and he's a bit nervous that might be coming to him.

His nurse disposes of the body.  The police come to see him but learn nothing.  

It isn't long until the next murder.  The nurse and the publicist fight and the nurse has another body to dispose of.

As time goes on, Gerry hates not being able to get around.  He's at the mercy of the nurse.  When someone comes to visit, he begins to plan on how to get rid of the nurse.  

Will he succeed?

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