This is typical of Lisa Gardner's books. Full of mystery and intrigue. In this one the disappearance of the Denby family leads to a search and the secret lives of the family become common knowledge. Why are they kidnapped? Who arranged it? Why were the entire family taken? Where is the place that they are taken, there is no one there but it seems to have been purpose built for a large number of people.
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"This is my family: Vanished without a trace "
"Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life that looks good in the pages of a glossy magazine. A beautiful fifteen-year old daughter, Ashlyn. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston s elite Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by friends and family. A perfect life."
"This is what I know: Pain has a flavor "
"When investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the Denbes home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and Taser confetti in the foyer. The family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their most personal possessions remaining behind. No witnesses, no ransom demands, no motive. Just an entire family, vanished without a trace."
"This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come "
"Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect facades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices. Who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family? And how far would such a person be willing to go?"
"This is the truth: Love, safety, family it is all touch and go.""Touch & Go (Hardcover)
Penguin Publishing Group
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Touch & Go
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9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
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I had the ultimate joy of being able to read this as an Advance Reader's Copy to review as a Netgalley read for Dutton Adult Publishing. First off, I want to start out by saying that I think this book was phenomenal!! This is by far one of the best books Lisa Gardner has written. I wouldn't dream of rating this anything other than 5/5 stars! I couldn't put it down and when I wasn't reading, that's all I wanted to do, was to pick it back up and continue!The story was such an interesting story from a few different perspectives, but not too many. There seemed to be a new twist and turn in each chapter that made you wonder and change your mind about what was going to happen. The writing was spectacular and insightful! It flowed very smoothly, and kept you wanting to read until the very last page, and even once you hit the last page, it left you wanting nothing but more, more more! I thought it would take me hours to fall asleep after finishing this book because my mind was racing so fast to grasp it around everything that was going on in the book. It was very complex and intriguing!I had many ideas throughout the story as to what the outcome would be. But even if you guessed at one time what the outcome was, by the time the next chapter rolled around, and you were sure that it was another scenario. It was definitely and edge-of-your seat kind of thrilling suspense novel. The characters were so in depth and easy to identify with and it was so nice to hear from Tessa Leoni again from Love You More. After reading the synopsis, I had wondered if Detective DD Warren would even be part of this story, but she was for a very short time! In the beginning, I was afraid that I would not be as excited about this book without DD in it, however, even after her last part in the story, I found that I had forgotten that she had even disappeared, and I also found that it didn't bother me. Touch & Go contained very rich and deep characters that were enjoyable to read about. Just as with any other Lisa Gardner book that I have read, this book has left me with a huge urge to read another great book. This author has completely mastered the ability to write a killer mystery/suspense novel and in my opinion, is one the the best in her genre. She never ceases to amaze me with her powerful writing abilities!There is not one single person that I would not recommend this book to. I honestly think this has become one of my all-time favorite reads! You can't go wrong with this nail-biting-till-the end story!
I noticed that this bo...
I noticed that this book was one of the nominees for the thriller book of 2013 by Goodreads Choice and I thought that since I have it, why not give it a little attention and the result was that I got hooked from the first line. Not only I can't shake the story, I'm still digesting it in my head, I keep questioning why. This book is so far one of the best mystery/suspense/thriller that I have read. It keeps giving up hints and just when you're sure about your suspects, bam, it goes in another direction. It keeps you guessing the real motive, you get suspicious of everyone and you just keep on reading because you just want to know what happens next. And you'll be very surprised in the end... I loved Libby Denber and I know that she's going to be with me for a little while. I guess it's time to give Lisa Gardner a go.
Another fantastic read...
Another fantastic read by Lisa Gardner. It took me ages to read it, but that is in no way a reflection on the quality of the book. I go through phases when I just can't focus on reading for more than a few minutes...the strength of this book is that it got me back OUT of such a phase and gripped me to the point where I couldn't put it down. I fell asleep while desperately trying to read a few more pages every night!The story grips you from the very beginning and the change of perspective from 3rd person when following the investigation to 1st person when following the ordeal the kidnapped family is going through, from the mother's perspective, adds to the great pace of the novel. As you would expect from Lisa Gardner, there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot, and she keeps you guessing until the very end. A must read for all Lisa Gardner fans and lovers of the crime fiction genre in general!
I received this book f...
I received this book from Goodreads First Reads. This book caught my attention quickly and never let it go. Each time I thought I had it figured out, there was another twist that kept me guessing again, which I loved, never being one for books that let me figure things out too quickly. I may have missed a previous book dealing with Tessa, the private detective, from parts of her past that were mentioned but never explained in a lot of detail, but I never felt like it took away from this story. Though it switches from first person with Libby's side and back to third person with Tessa, I didn't find it to be a determent. Normally I don't really like books that switch back and forth between the two, but this one did it well. Full of family secrets that come to light and twists that keep you guessing up until the end, this is an entertaining and suspenseful read that I didn't want to put down until the end.
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