Rated of 5
by Beth P. (Chester, VA) Another Laura Lippmann Winner
Laura Lippmann continues to write amazing stand alone books, in addition to her Tess Monaghan series. Her latest book, The Most Dangerous Thing, had me hooked in the first chapter. Her characters are so alive, they jump off the page. In this book she goes back in forth in time, dealing with adolescents and their secrets and their parents, with secrets of their own. In order to like a book I need to like the characters and I loved each one. The book is part mystery, part coming of age, and just one darn good novel. I would recommend it very highly.
Rated of 5
by David L. (San Antonio, TX) The Most Dangerous Thing
This is another of Laura Lippman's stand-alone novels -- that is, novels outside the terrific "Tess Monaghan" series. "The Most Dangerous Thing" is intriguing, inventive and offers an array of believable characters. It's certainly head-and-shoulders above what passes for suspense novels these days. "The Most Dangerous Thing" is as good as "What the Dead Know", and almost in the same class as "I'd Know You Anywhere" -- my favorite stand-alone Laura Lippman.
Rated of 5
by Aprile G. (Florence, MA) There are many sides to every story
a fast enjoyable read, The Most Dangerous things sweeps the reader along from the first chapter. Told by many different narrators, I particularly liked hearing each different voice--and all of the rationalizations and inner narratives really helped flesh out the characters. There were a few times, however, when the story was being told by an omniscient narrator, which didn't work as well--although it moved the plot forward, it was hard to tell who was meant to be speaking, but this is a minor complaint. The central "mystery" moved things forward, but I was more taken by the flawed individuals in the story and how they defined their lives and the lives of others around them. A good summer read that I would certainly recommend.
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