I picked up a book by Laura Lippman at the library a few days ago. It wasn't on my list but I have heard of the author before and it looks interesting so I grabbed it. It's called The Most Dangerous Thing and was written in 2011. Laura Lippman is married to David Simon who is the creator of the critically acclaimed TV series The Wire. The book jacket states that she has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction.
The Most Dangerous Thing is about five best friends who grew up in Baltimore and have come together again when one of them dies suddenly. The chapters alternate between the past and the present. I'm about half way through and I'm curious as to what happened in the past that haunts the characters. I'll let you know if I think it's worth your time once I've finished it.