Josie, Perri and Kat have been best friends since grade
school. When their senior year finally comes around, the
three girls should be happy, but the tension between Perri
and Kat explodes. Then one fateful day in a girl's
bathroom, all three girls are shot. Perri is in critical
condition, Josie is in pain from being shot in the foot
and Kat is dead.
When the detectives' arrive on the scene and talk to Josie
about what happened, they quickly realize that the
evidence does not match up to her story. Josie refuses
to alter her story and the detectives decide to
investigate and try to piece the evidence together.
Will the detectives be able to piece the whole story
together? Or will Josie come clean and tell the true
story of what really happened that day? Will more lives
be destroyed by three young girl's foolishness to be the
best at everything?
TO THE POWER OF THREE is a tale about three girls who have
been friends forever. They are getting ready to graduate,
until that fateful day when murder destroys families,
friendships and a community. Ms. Lippman does a great job
spinning this suspenseful tale with betrayal, mystery and
heart break. The characters are appealing and the plot is
thick. The whodunnit of this tale is a unique read when
you learn the why and how it happened. The secondary
characters are very vital to this tale and endure as much
pain and shock when tragedy hits. I have to admit, I
cried at the end when the truth came out and how
devastating it was for the parents of these three girls.
Josie, Perri, and Kat have been inseparable best friends
since third grade -- the athlete, the brilliant, acerbic
drama queen, and the popular beauty with a heart that is
open to all around her. They live in an affluent suburb of
Baltimore and 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 one of the most acclaimed authors of crime fiction
writing today comes a novel breathtaking in its emotional
depth -- a riveting, powerful, provocative, and consistently
surprising tale of secrets, friendship, and betrayal that
brilliantly illuminates a dark and chilling event with
startling clarity and unique empathy.