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To the Power of Three by Laura Lippman

To the Power of Three

by Laura Lippman

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Synopsis: Three girls meet in elementary school and remain good friends through high school. In their senior year, one kills another and shoots the third in the foot - or was that what really happened?
Review: This really looks at interactions among girls and their friends and rivals. It also pulls in girls trying hard to pleases their parents. ( )
  DrLed | Jul 7, 2017 |
Perri, Josie and Kat have been best friends since third grade. Shortly before high school graduation one of them brings a gun to school and one girl is killed, another fatally wounded and the third shot in the foot. This sounded like it could be interesting but it really dragged. The author gives us way too much detail about random characters, some of whom seem to have no real relevance to the main story. It seemed to take forever for the "big revelation" to come and when it did it wasn't very shoking. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
unrelenting psychological suspense ( )
  mickieturk | May 28, 2012 |
Love Laura Lippman. High school group of thee girls, one girl brings a gun shoots Cat Hartigan dead and figure out the rest. A bit slow. ( )
  GJbean | Jul 29, 2010 |
Any high school shooting would be enough to shock a community. In this novel, a girl apparently shoots her two best friends and then herself. Evidence at the scene has investigators questioning what really happened between the three classmates while the community seeks to heal and move on after the tragedy. This book, like Lippman's others, is set just outside of Baltimore, Md., and she brings a lot of local flavor to her novels. There are a lot of twists and turns as the reader tries to make sense of the motives behind not only the supposed shooter, but her friends and family. Lippman does a great job of creating several breadcrumb trails for the reader to consider as the story unfolds. The truth behind the incident remains hidden until the very end. ( )
  missylc | May 19, 2010 |
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Josie, Perri, and Kat have been best friends since third grade—the athlete, the drama queen, and the popular beauty. Growing up in an affluent suburb of Baltimore, they enjoy privileges many teenagers are denied. But on the final day of school one of them brings a gun with her. And when the police break down the door of the high school girls' bathroom, locked from the inside, they find two of the friends wounded, one of them critically . . . and the third girl is dead.

From multiple-award winner Laura Lippman, one of the most acclaimed authors of crime fiction writing today, comes a tale of secrets, friendship, and betrayal that illuminates a dark and chilling event with clarity and empathy.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:15 -0400)

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Baltimore County homicide sergeant Harold Lenhardt faces a baffling case involving three former high school friends, including one who is comatose from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and another who continuously changes her story.

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