Laura Lippman sure knows how to write a slow-burning thriller. Prom Mom is the story of Amber Glass, who allegedly gives birth and kills her baby on the night of her school prom. Joe Simpson, her date, abandons her on the night so he can pursue the girl he likes more.
After spending most of her adult life avoiding her hometown, Amber is drawn back there. As long as she avoids Joe, who is now married to Meredith, she figures she can have a second chance at a creative life.
Amber and Joe are, however, drawn together through circumstances – deliberate or serendipitous?
I honestly didn’t see the twist in the plot. When it came, I needed to stop reading and review what I had read so far. Should I have seen it coming? Perhaps not, since the author had complete control of the story. Prom Mom is another fabulous novel from Laura Lippman. I would read (and have done so) any book she writes.
Five stars from me.
Thanks to NetGalley and Faber & Faber Ltd for an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.