Wilde Lake

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An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl.  A vengeful father.  A courageous attorney.  A worshipful daughter.  Think you know this story?  Think again. 

Laura Lippman, the “extravagantly gifted” (Chicago TribuneNew York Times bestselling author, delivers “one of her best novels ” (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, “Wilde Lake is a real success.”

Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney representing suburban Maryland—including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She’s going to play it smart to win this case—and win big—cementing her political future. 

But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime—the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn’t she know? 

As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn’t want to know the whole truth?


  • 001 Wilde Lake

    Duration: 26s
  • 002 Part 1

    Duration: 17min
  • 003 January 5, 2015

    Duration: 19min
  • 004 Oh Brave New World That Has No Trees in It

    Duration: 14min
  • 005 January 7

    Duration: 18min
  • 006 The Boy in the Bush

    Duration: 20min
  • 007 January 8

    Duration: 08min
  • 008 We're All in Columbia

    Duration: 25min
  • 009 January 9

    Duration: 18min
  • 010 Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Duration: 26min
  • 011 January 10

    Duration: 20min
  • 012 Operator, Can You Help Me Place This Call

    Duration: 19min
  • 013 January 12

    Duration: 11min
  • 014 The People Tree

    Duration: 25min
  • 015 January 13

    Duration: 14min
  • 016 Kodachrome

    Duration: 11min
  • 017 January 14

    Duration: 14min
  • 018 Part 2, Intemperance

    Duration: 12min
  • 019 January 17

    Duration: 17min
  • 020 To Each His Sancho Panza

    Duration: 16min
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