Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Most Dangerous Thing

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The Most Dangerous Thing
By Laura Lippman
Publication Date: August 23

From Publishers Weekly:


Childhood friends, long since splintered off, uneasily reunite after the death of one of their own in Edgar-winner Lippman's superbly unsettling tale of the consequences of long-buried secrets. Gordon "Go-Go" Halloran drives his car into a wall after a night of drinking, even though he's been on the road to sobriety. On the brink of divorce, Gwen Robison returns home to care for her aging father and learns of Go-Go's death from his older brother, Sean. With the eldest Halloran brother, Tim, and a scruffy, nature-loving neighborhood girl, Mickey Wickham, the five had come together in the spring of 1977. The group broke apart after a violent encounter in the woods, an event that was never spoken of again, but permeates each of their lives. Lippman cleanly shifts between the past, following the band of kids through their adventures in the woods of their Baltimore suburb, and the present when Go-Go's death draws them back together.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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42 comments:

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I'm intrigued by this "violent encounter in the woods" -- that could be any number of things o_O

Lea said...

I've heard good things about this author! :)

My Wow can be found at LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Dee ShamelessRom said...

Niiiice WoW

Kay said...

I'm also very much looking forward to this book. I love Laura Lippman's stand alones. Plus the kids in the woods comes back to haunt them theme is one I'm fond of. Nice, nice pick!!

TG said...

Hi. This is my first time participating - thanks for creating this!

nix said...

Good Choice as per ususal :D

Books and Senses said...

Another Wednesday :) Love this event!
Happy Waiting everyone ;)

Lisa :)

Sharon said...

A great WoW!

http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Ana said...

I like so much WOW :-)

I did not read nothing about your pick but it seems interesting :-)

KTJ said...

I Just discovered your blog and WoW today, I'll definitely be joining in weekly! It's a fantastic Idea!

Sarah said...

I have heard great things about this book! Can't wait to check it out!

http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds similar to The Big Chill which was a great movie only I am intrigued by the childhood event no one speaks of. Great pick!

Tina's Blog said...

I really enjoyed the one book I read by Lippman a while ago and this one looks good, too.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WoW...this author has frequent new books; I can't keep up with her, but I do like her.

Richard said...

this is my first WoW! thanks for hosting!

Bound & Determined to Find a Good Read

Shonda said...

Good pick! I have yet to read a book by this author.

Megan said...

I have yet to try this author, despite all the good things I hear about her. This one sounds like one I might have to try. Great pick!

addicted2reading said...

This is my first WoW post :) Thanks for organizing this!

-Sarah @ Y.A. Love

Tristan said...

This book sounds really good, kind of reminds of Stand By Me.
Tristan @Reads With Wreckless Abandon

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I love Lippman's Tess Monaghan series! :o) Good pick!!

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

I like the sound of your "wow" sounds mysterious,,could be an interesting read,,,
thanks for sharing
Jennifer

Kziggy said...

my first Waiting on Wednesday so excited!

Dani said...

Hmmmm....this book looks intriguing!

Here's my WoW: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=152

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I am glad you shared this one, Jill. I love Laura Lippman's books, and hadn't heard of this one. Thanks!!

Jessi said...

Sounds like a riveting story and the description is quite catching. I find myself really wanting to know what the "violent encounter in the woods" is/was. Great choice!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

This books sounds interesting. I wonder what happened in the woods.

Hannah said...

I've read so many good things about Laura Lippman and would like to read her books someday. Thanks for the post!

Em @ Sash and Em said...

Great pick!! Thanks for sharing! :-D

Joy said...

I have one of her books at home I want to get to reading too. Great pick! Have a great week ;)
Joy at Books and Life

Ria Cruz said...

Thanks added to by TBR list on Goodreads.

Here is my Wow

Tribute Books Mama said...

This looks like a good read.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

LC said...

This looks good. I was a little late on my WoW this week but better late then never.

bookmonkeyscribbles said...

Sounds great! Ive not read anything by Laura Lippman before!

My choice this week is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, a must read for anyone who likes The Time Travelers Wife!

Linds said...

My Choice is Chasing Paradise by Sondrae Bennett

Jen @ A Book and a Latte said...

I haven't heard of this book or of the author, sounds good though. Thanks for setting up this linky :). ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Taylor said...

I have heard good things about this author! I'll be getting this when it comes out :)

Michelle said...

This book sounds intriguing I will have to look it up :D

*new follower*

Lola Leaf (The Verbose Vegetarian) said...

Oh wow, this sounds really interesting. Can't wait to be read it!

Grace Fonseca said...

Love waiting on Wednesday posts. always like seeing what people are thinking of getting or want.

Sara Bee said...

This is my first WoW post. After scouring through all the post, I must tell you, my husband is absolutely going to hate to look at the checking account over the next few months. :0) xo Sara f

Tevya said...

I haven't heard of this one! Looks good!

Reading Lark's Waiting on Wednesday

Emily said...

I'm really excited for my own WoW book, Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter. I can't wait!