16.11.13

THE MOST DANGEROUS THING, by Laura Lippman

Set in Baltimore, where a childhood friendship between three brothers and two neighbors ends in tragedy the night of a hurricane, and the unresolved issues stirred up are never directly addressed. Years later, one of the brothers, Gordon (Go Go) Halloran, dies, and a chain of events is set in motion that will bring long-shrouded secrets and lies into the open. Lippman's meticulous exploration of the personalities of the main characters covers three generations, from childhood to old age, in a carefully-plotted tale that will keep you mesmerized. A terrific read for chill winter nights. Could be good for a book group. A 4.5.