Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman 

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 
Pages: 368 
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past--and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.
And then the revelations start.
Could their long-ago lie be the reason for their troubles today? Is it more dangerous to admit to what they've done or is it the strain of keeping the secret that is beginning to wear on them and everyone close to them? Each one of these old friends has to wonder if their secret has been discovered--and if someone within the circle is out to destroy them.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a different read - friends who were impacted by a significant occurrence in their past, they are just finding out what really happened and how it changes the past.  With three boys and two girls as best friends, you know there will be plenty of drama.  Two will hook up and two will find themselves mixed up in major trouble, what can you expect when a group with girls and boys tries to maintain a friendship through the high school years.

I loved the switch between telling the story through the past and the present, but the chapters of the past didn't give enough away to spoil the truly juicy ending.  I always love a story that spends some time in the past, so you feel as though you are getting the full story.  Although I was a little confused by the whole us and them, so I am conveniently skipping it. 

An interesting take on the suspense novel with only one death and a lot of relationships.  I kept reading wanting to know what these friends had experienced and who knew the whole truth and who knew only the partial truth.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

The complete tour:

Tuesday, May 1st: Wordsmithonia
Wednesday, May 2nd: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, May 3rd: Book Journey
Monday, May 7th: Life in Review
Tuesday, May 8th: Raging Bibliomania
Wednesday, May 9th: Life is Short. Read Fast.
Monday, May 14th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, May 15th: Colloquium
Friday, May 18th: Laura’s Reviews
Monday, May 21st: Proud Book Nerd
Friday, May 25th: Book Him Danno!
Tuesday, May 29th: Drey’s Library


  1. Sounds like a neat read! I love when books don't allude to or give away the ending too early!

    Great review :)

    Jenny @ Books to the Sky

  2. I feel like I need to give Lippman a try since she's from Baltimore and I live just south of that city ...

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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