The characters in this novel are very well rounded, with believable traits and responses to the danger they face. Gardner does a great job of directing suspicions to different suspects, each with a logical motive. It is told from the point of view of the wife, but it stays true to the plot without becoming maudlin.
I would compare this book to the others written by Lisa Gardner. Characters with depth, and a good believable plot.
Elisabeth Rodgers does a great job of narrating the plot from the wife's point of view, but it could be greatly improved with the addition of a good male reader for the more threatening antagonists.
Like all of Lisa Gardner's books, she keeps the pace up, with builds and twists that really captured my interest.
It was time spent working on household tasks while listening to a good book. Well spent!
I don't know.
Deedee the detective.
Maybe...I don't know.
The story had a melancholy start and was difficult to get in to, but as the story unfolded it became much more interesting and compelling to listen to.
I really enjoyed the accents, they added to the narration. The story line is fun, you get glimpses of who the "bad guy" could be so you are never truly sure who it really is. I had a hunch toward the end of what was going on, have to keep this as general as possible to avoid giving anything away, and in the end my hunch was right but that didn't detract from the way the story progressed and I didn't feel disappointed or unfulfilled.
I liked that they drew in stories and background on all the characters, it helped story development but also gave more suspense to the who done it aspect.
Overall I enjoyed all aspects and would recommend to a friend looking for a detective mystery.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I really enjoyed this book from the first page on--it grabbed my attention and I had trouble turning it off each time I needed to. The story was well written and plot progression was natural and easy to follow. And the narrator was excellent.
Touch & Go is my first experience with this author--I will definitely look for other books that she has written.
no. I only listen to books once because I already know how they will end.
I don't remember.
I don't know.
no. I enjoyed it, though.
not memorable, but it got me through two 20-mile runs! That's pretty good.
I did not read the print version. I am a professional artist and listen while I paint.
The plot was gripping! I also love how the the mystery-solve was "revealed" in a slow, and story-worthy way. None of the typical "let's just blurt out all the explanations in the last chapter" sort of thing. The story was so interesting. There were surprises around every corner. Never a dull moment!
I have not listened to her before, but I will again!! Her accents were very well performed and she had the ability to transform her voice into each characterization. I loved listening to her.
I wish I could have! It was that good! A couple of times I was listening alone at night and had to turn to music so that I could keep from getting spooked!
I was hooked on this book from the start. I recommend it for anyone who likes detective mysteries. I was definitely surprised by the ending!
Touch and Go was great. ! It would be helpful for you to read Love You More first, it will give you more background aobut one of the main characters. I have enjoyed all of Lisa Gardner books I have listened to, but this has got to be on of my favorites. Lots of surprizes all the way to the end. Great reader.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I have always loved Lisa's books. I loved getting a glimpse of DeDe and the continuation of Tessa's story, I am looking forward to more about her. This story was sad, depressing and not your usual happy ending. The story was suspenseful and kept me guessing to the very end.
I don't have alot of interest in the failure of the family, that is why I found this story so sad and depressing. The good thing is this is fiction, well written to have abused my emotions so sorely.
I love Elisabeth...she adds heart and soul to the story. I love her as Georgina the succubus.
This story was not a happy one, no usual happy ending. It was sad and depressing to watch the betrayel unfold.
*Given* that it was about a Back Bay family. I lost count how many times the word "given" was used, along with "let alone"; I think this might be a case where even the great Stephen King would allow the use of the forbidden thesaurus (I suppose Mr. King made that remark only to discourage those with a poor command of their own language from getting into writing or at least to encourage them to pay closer attention to their native tongue and work on improving it). Vocabulary aside, it doesn't take long for any fan of crime fiction to zero in on the suspect and the motive; I've seen police procedurals on TV with better plots. The author's attempt at a metaphor with "orange" was also pretty lame. The only scene that featured any decent writing was the one about the cinnamon rolls--Ms. Gardner just might have a career in food writing. The narration was competent overall, but would have been better without the artificial r-dropping; the male voices were no more convincing.