I enjoy Lippman's novels because she's a solid writer, but especially because I like reading about the places I remember from living in Baltimore. In this case, she even mentions the street I lived on briefly in Dickeyville, which is a geeky thing to get excited about, I know.Despite multiple viewpoints and time periods, I found the story flowed well and I kept track of the characters easily. The first chapter about Go-Go successfully hooked me into wondering what the incident was that affected him. The dynamics of childhood neighborhood friendships are explored, and the price that keeping a secret might be on different types of people. The final few chapters were logical, but somehow a little bit of a let-down.