- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (August 23, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061706515
- ISBN-13: 978-0061706516
Some secrets can’t be kept . . . .
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? 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.
Great new book from Laura Lippman that examines the dynamics within families and friendships. Five childhood friends are all haunted by a secret from their past. A secret that affected not only them but their immediate families. Lippman utilizes first person plural instead of having one narrator for this book which I am not sure I really liked. It was helpful as it allowed to see inside of everyone's head and heart. The last 10% of the book was the most exciting. I loved the surprise ending. Not my favorite Lippman book but all in all a great read. I loved that Tess had a cameo (looking forward to the next Tess book).