Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
This one was one of those books that made me want to listen instead of doing anything else! I started it just before a 4-day trip and was happy to stand in lines at airports because it gave me time to listen. Very intriguing and cleverly plotted. Original in so many ways. Loved the characters and am looking forward to Lisa Gardner's next book. The narrator was outstanding! SO many different voices and she made the story that much more interesting.
This was my first Lisa Gardner book. I very much enjoyed it. I enjoyed the story and the narration. The first half was a little slow but still interesting. The 2nd half was a page turner. I was able to figure out the 'who done it' 3/4 of the way through, but it was still intriguing to finish the book. I've read other reviews for Lisa Gardner and most seem to really like her books but I saw lots of complaints about the narrators. This narrator was pretty good. I recommend this book!!
I am looking for other Gardner novels....
Totally addicted to Audible.
Without a doubt the best thriller I have ever heard. I will admit I have been slow to love Lisa Gardner's work but this book is so totally admirable both in the story and in the writing I have become a diehard fan. The whodunit portion of the story is tense and will keep you in suspense at least until near the end. But the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of the main characters will keep you totally involved as well. It was not the ending I was hoping for but still a satisfying book. An excellent use of time and credit.
Couldn't stop listing
OMG YES!, All of Lisa Gardner audible keep you on edge it's the way she writes gets you thinking.
She was perfect I know which character was speaking throughout the audible.
No, I just didn't want it to end, I like knowing about Tessa, I hope Lisa Gardner keeps on this story for another book.
I have enjoyed all of Lisa Gardner's audible but this one has to be up on the top. Way to go Lisa Gardner.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I don't typically read books in the mystery/thriller genre but this one was on sale and recommended by a friend (the same person that convinced me to read Gone Girl). All I can say is WOW! This had me hooked from the very first chapter and I could not put it down! There were so many twists and turns and shocking moments to this story. I loved it. I can usually figure out the "whodunit" in most books but this one had me almost until the very end.
This was my first Lisa Gardner novel but it definitely will not be my last.
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
This is a kidnapping story that involves better police work than the mystery requires. First, I liked the two main law enforcement characters a lot and never thought of not finishing the novel. That immediately qualifies it a 3 star novel, though with its drawbacks I'd give it 2.5 if I could.
Close to half the novel is told in the first person of the kidnapped wife whose husband and daughter are also kidnapped with her. I found her extremely unattractive and droll. In fact, I found her husband an daughter's characters extremely under developed, to the point none of their actions made sense to me.
The narration was excellent with exception to two of the kidnappers, Elisabeth Rodgers had trouble with their gruffness.
This was a complicated mystery that I feel called for far more detail and in depth characters than the author was willing to provide. I was certain of the outcome early on, but finished just to be sure.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This is my second book by Lisa Gardner and even though the were both part of different series they both could stand alone. This story was about the owner of a 100 million dollar business and how he, his wife and his daughter were abducted from their very secure, upperclass home, leaving virtually no evidence to follow. The board of his company hires an independent investigator and she starts to gather information while trying to work with the local PD and the FBI, who can be less than helpful to a private entity. When there is a break in the case and they find a locator jacket that the man was wearing, layers of the suspects deception start to unravel.
The owner has a reputation with the ladies, the wife has a drug addiction and the daughter has a deep secret that if discovered will tear everything apart. When there is no ransom demand the investigators start to wonder if this is a rescue or recovery mission. Many suspects with different motives make it hard to dig through what is and isn't relative to the abduction.
The continuous story changes kept me guessing until the end. A great, action packed suspense drama that will bring me back to more of Lisa Gardner's mystery thrillers and the great narration of Elizabeth Rodgers.
I love books!
This is my 7th Lisa Gardner novel and I've enjoyed them all. She writes taut thrillers set mainly in the Boston area. My overriding goal in any book is to be entertained and this was entertaining. It had a kidnapping, murder, fraud, a family falling apart, good police wrok, and at different times in the story 4-5 characters that could' have been the "whodunit".
I was interested in trying out Eva Gardner's books for a while and finally decided to start with Touch & Go. I'm pretty speechless about the quality of its content. The writing quality is clearly above Romance level but the content... - not much! Super humans without much depth. The muscular, toned, sensitive body of perfect (cheating) Justin and the relentless moaning of the lonely housewife finally got to me: after two thirds I couldn't handle it anymore. All I was constantly hoping was that Libby would stop talking and that we could get back to a scene without her.
The other lead characters in the drama have a bit more diverse characters. It's still pretty mindless reading but decent entertainment and not quite as offensively over the top as the main family drama.
This is an absolute must! Every time I thought I knew who was behind the kidnapping there would be a twist and then a turn and then another twist. I was in knots by the end. This was my first Lisa Gardner novel and it won't be my last. I loved it!