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Hold Tight Audiobook

Hold Tight

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Publisher's Summary

Mike held his son's hand and told him to "hold tight", and he could feel the little hand dig into his. But the crush got bigger, and the little hand slipped from his - and Mike felt that horrible panic, as if a wave hit them at the beach and it was washing his baby out with the tide.

The separation lasted only a few seconds, 10 at the most, but Mike would never forget the spike in his blood and the terror of those brief few moments.

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill - the latest in a string of issues at school - they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community.

For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?

©2008 Harlan Coban; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Parents will find this compulsive page-turner from Edgar-winner Coben...particularly unnerving." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Liisa 04-24-16
    Liisa 04-24-16

    I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon

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    "Awesome. My new Favorite Author."

    First you have Scott Brick with an excellent story, weaving twists and turns. Simply perfection.

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    Ray Jones 04-21-16
    Ray Jones 04-21-16
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    I couldn't wait to listen to this book again each time I had to stop it. It kept you guessing right to the end!

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    Yikes 03-29-16
    Yikes 03-29-16

    Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)

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    "Enjoyable !"

    I love when Coben takes ordinary people and their ordinary lives and twists them all into drama, suspense, and the unexpected. Scott Brick does an awesome job with the narration - here's a narrator who knows his stuff!

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    Rebecca MIDDLEVILLE, MI, United States 03-21-16
    Rebecca MIDDLEVILLE, MI, United States 03-21-16
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    "Great story"

    I very much enjoyed this book. I thought that the story line was interesting, kept me guessing and made me want to keep listening. Only criticism was the amount of separate "stories" and characters....granted they do mostly come together but at times it was hard to keep track of all of the different characters and involvment.

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    Sheryl Seiad Valley, CA, United States 11-04-15
    Sheryl Seiad Valley, CA, United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2010

    gourd gal

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    "Old Tech"

    It was an interesting novel but somewhat repetitive. I did like how the story held together by the characters. The narration was awful. I will never listen to another Scott Brick read book.He destroyed the story by his droning and always flat snappishness.

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    Dawnwv 10-27-15
    Dawnwv 10-27-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great as always!"

    Harlan never disappoints. This book sticks you in getting the very start and leaves you wanting more until the very end.

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    Susan 10-02-15
    Susan 10-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    Where does Hold Tight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the story line and always enjoy Scott Brick as narrator. Kinda wished though there were two narrators for this with the many characters but it was very good.


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    ken solomon LaGrangeville, NY United States 09-23-15
    ken solomon LaGrangeville, NY United States 09-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Steals Your Attention"

    Riveting. Story performance top notch. Scott Brick is an extraordinary readers. You will enjoy this.

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    Mitch 08-19-15
    Mitch 08-19-15
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    You will enjoy this one. Enjoyed from beginning to the end. Cannot go wrong here . Word word word word word

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    Piper 08-14-15
    Piper 08-14-15

    I love to read and listen now too.

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    "Predictable and slow"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No not really. Nothing was extra special and the characters were dull.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I saw the outcome long before the end was in sight.


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He was OK, a bit dry for me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not until it was a movie on TV


    Any additional comments?

    I like Harlan Coben, just did not care for this one.

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