Three girls were best friends - until friendship became murder...From the bestselling author of SUNBURN and LADY IN THE LAKE
Three girls were best friends - until friendship became murder...
From the bestselling author of SUNBURN and LADY IN THE LAKE
Baltimore police receive an urgent call out to a school after gunshots are heard coming from a locked girls' toilet. The police find three victims, but only Josie is conscious, and she insists she is not the shooter. Perri is unconscious from a bullet wound that has ripped through her jaw; and Kat is dead, shot in the chest.
Detective Lenhardt soon uncovers information that is at odds with the story Josie is telling. Other clues at the scene suggest there was a fourth girl who witnessed the entire episode from behind a locked stall. Where is she now? How did she get out?
The crime seems to reach back five years before this fatal shooting, when three girls met aged ten, and took a vow of eternal friendship. How did that passionate friendship change, evolve - and finally fall apart?
Laura Lippman understands perfectly the power of adolescent passions and how easily they spiral out of control. Read THE POWER OF THREE and despair of a world where guns are easier to come by than drugs
Laura Lippman has produced a vivid portrait of a little piece of middle America, a thoughtful and sensitive novel which makes disquieting reading - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Wonderfully paced, really well crafted ...The best book of hers that I've read
A searching look at the implosion of the American dream into every parent's worst nightmare - KIRKUS
Lippman is among that select group of novelists who have reinvigorated the crime fiction arena with her smart, innovative and exciting work
This is an outstanding example of writing that successfully combines suspense with acute insight into the dark recesses of human nature - GUARDIAN
Lippman is often compared to such writers as the glorious Anne Tyler and the impeccable James M. Cain. Indeed, her writing is a heady concoction of similar skills - DAILY MAIL
Before becoming a full-time novelist, Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter for many years. She has won just about every crime writing award going, including the Anthony Award and non genre awards for Literary Excellence. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, the writer David Simon, and their daughter.