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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN:
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The three girls have been inseparable best friends since third grade: Josie, the athletic one; Perri, the brilliant, acerbic drama queen; and Kat, the beauty, who also had brains, grace, and a heart open to all around her. But their last day of high school becomes their final day together after one of them brings a gun to school to resolve a mysterious feud. When the police arrive, they discover two wounded girls. The third girl is dead, killed instantly by a shot to the heart.

For the shell-shocked parents, teachers, administrators, and students, healing must begin with answers to the usual questions, but only if the answers are safe ones, answers that will lead back to one girl and one family and absolve everyone else.

For Homicide Sgt. Harold Lenhardt, this case is a mystery with more twists than these grief-stricken suburbanites are willing to acknowledge, and the sole lucid survivor, a girl with a teenager's uncanny knack for stonewalling, strikes him as being less than honest. What is she concealing? Is she trying to protect herself or someone else? Even the simplest secrets can kill...and kill again if no one is willing to confront them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/19/2014

    " I have to say I found this book to be pretty disappointed. I expected much more. I think the author could have done a lot more with the story. It had the potential to be really good, but definitely fell short. The book went on for much longer than it needed to. I was interested enough to want to know what happened at the end, and when I finally made it there, I said, "that's it?" I wanted a lot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 2/18/2014

    " I was really swept up by this novel. A number of the characters were not likeable, but I really wanted to find out what happens to all of them. The scrambled timeline increased the suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " Devoured it over a weekend. Very well-drawn characters, believable + gripping premise and realistic dialogue. Truly an outstanding read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankie | 2/9/2014

    " I wasn't sure where this story was going when I began reading, but I loved it and couldn't put it down. Overall it was incredibly sad but also so moving. Three teenage girls, best friends since 3rd grade, hold a secret that kills and while that's the main story line, it's their history and their families that are so compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/8/2014

    " This one really kept me guessing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod Norman | 1/23/2014

    " This was my first time reading Laura & I'll be back again. Very good book !! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B | 1/19/2014

    " This book took a long time to draw me in, and eventually did. I do think there were too many points of view and too many unnecessary characters. I also found the book to really long for what it had to say. It could have easily been 200 pages shorter and told the same story with the same effect. Overall, it was okay. I didn't dislike it completely, but I wasn't in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danell | 1/17/2014

    " This is my first time reading this author and was glad I did. Good book. Strong characters and plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sue | 1/17/2014

    " The power of friendships and the complications of helpful parents. I have never as an adult read such an excellent look into a child/adolescents life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/11/2014

    " Interesting lines..."I bet if you checked you'd find the typical high-school shooter doesn't do well on the verbal section of the SAT." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/29/2013

    " Maybe I'm spoiled by series books where you get to know everyone like family, but there were too many names to keep track of who's who in this story until half way through, then it was a good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/6/2013

    " I really mean 2 stars, and I ditto the complaints in the 2-star reviews. But it did keep me interested all the way through and eager for the (what turned out to be not-so) shocking conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/6/2013

    " I picked this up based on a review from my aunt and enjoyed the story quite a bit. Felt it a bit lengthy after the denouement, but the characters were well developed and I wasn't able to guess the outcome early on. Good choice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 11/24/2013

    " I read this book few years ago For what i remember i didn't like it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/29/2013

    " I thought there was similiarities to this with Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes. Both books deal with acceptance of peers and the pressures of being in high school. This book takes it one step further though. Its much more deeper and tells the story of aftershocks of school shooting of the families. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/19/2013

    " Solid mystery set in Baltimore. I find I really enjoy Laura Lippman's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/18/2013

    " Enjoyed it, but not as much as some of her other novels. Found it dragging along in the middle and the suspense, that usually seems so effortless for Lippman to create, felt forced in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Kitchen | 8/16/2013

    " disjointed and lacking in impact, but some good characterisations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 7/19/2013

    " This is the first book I have read by this author. It was a good book with lots of twists. A disturbing topic--a high school shooting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris DiGiovanni | 6/8/2013

    " I enjoy a good mystery but this was a little lacking. I read it in a day and was invested enough to want to see what the end result was and while it was intriguing I didn't feel satisfied at the end. It seemed a little forced to create a scenario that the reader had no idea about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 4/14/2013

    " A little confusing at the end and the mourning wasn't real to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 12/5/2012

    " Lippman is a good mystery writer. She paces the books nicely and makes them hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 8/31/2012

    " I listened to this book on tape. It was a decent crime novel to enjoy while gardening, marketing etc. It could have used a bit of editing. The "reader" was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/25/2012

    " Good suspense. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/21/2012

    " This was definitely a mystery to me through to the end. I could not understand why one friend shot another even though they were estranged and no one - not even the third friend - knew why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ava619 | 6/14/2012

    " So good. I did NOT see the end of this one coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/23/2012

    " Very good thriller. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, but I liked it much more than my first Laura Lippman, 'Every Secret Thing'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Psalm | 2/6/2012

    " A solid read w/a surprise ending - well to me anyways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 10/11/2011

    " Not as good as the last one I read by her, but still pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/14/2011

    " Excellent mystery to the very end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerrie | 5/10/2011

    " Laura does a nice job with characters and her plotting is excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/16/2011

    " Very good suspense story. This is the first book by this author that I've read, but I will definitely be reading more of her books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene | 4/4/2011

    " Audio -- slow
    a slow tale of a school shooting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/22/2011

    " Was very disjointed at the beginning - lots of characters. Makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/25/2010

    " Interesting lines..."I bet if you checked you'd find the typical high-school shooter doesn't do well on the verbal section of the SAT." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/23/2010

    " A little confusing at the end and the mourning wasn't real to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marca | 12/20/2010

    " Not her best - boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/4/2010

    " This book was okay, A bit too wordy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 10/16/2010

    " I wasn't sure I'd care too much about what happens to three teen-aged girls in suburban Baltimore, but it was pretty enjoyable. Good character development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 9/27/2010

    " This was really good...but then I found the ending a bit disappointing. However, maybe it is because I figured it out...and I hate it when I figure out the murder mysteries...I like to be surprised. It was well-done though and I would suggest reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 9/20/2010

    " Read this book coming back from Italy, and it was a perfect tale for the flight/train. More of a novel than a mystery, it really gave you the Baltimore county flavor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KatMcD | 9/12/2010

    " Listened to it on CD. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers, and her work has been awarded the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards. She has also been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Baltimore Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.