The Most Dangerous Thing

The Most Dangerous Thing

eBook - 2011
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Some secrets can't be kept. . . . The Most Dangerous Thing 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.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780062092588
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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RandomPainterGirl
Aug 05, 2015

While not a thriller, hardly a mystery, and shamefully predictable, the story advances quickly and the writing keeps the reader held, if not enthralled. Save for the last chapter or two, which read hasty and utter garbage, I was unconsciously forgiving the few problematic undertones, sparse through the book. It is only until the end of the book, a mere twenty pages away from the end, where the verge of a rape apologist is tipped over into pure and utter garbage. This book is disgusting. Lippman is gross. This made me feel gross. I can't believe this was part of the library's "best of" recommendations.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 21, 2014

Someone dies in the first chapter; nothing happens until page 178 when Tess shows up for no reason at all, then a few chapters later, the book ends with a predictable ending. This book is ONLY for people who find "Portrait of a Lady" endlessly fascinating, and want to look deeply into the inner workings of unhappy people who do not like themselves and the people they choose to surround themselves. There nothing fun, exciting, or interesting happening here. This is Lippman's second book in which she struggles to create unlikable, boring people, who feel sorry for themselves and justify their behavior as someone else's fault.

mrsgail5756 Dec 13, 2011

B+ book!!!!!

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Roundcat
Oct 10, 2011

The character development is part of the plot. Tess Monaghan and her new baby appear as a fleeting, but integral part of the unraveling of the solution--a clever method of moving her life forward as well. Even the cover reflects the kaleidoscopic way that each persons' viewpoint shapes the story as Lippman shifts back and forth in time. I think I could read this several times and find greater depth in it each time.

debwalker Aug 16, 2011

Follows a circle of Baltimore friends who harbor a deadly secret.

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