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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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    Anna 06-26-15
    Anna 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very pleased with this book."

    Liked how they kept changing the narrator to different characters so that you got everyone's different points of view.

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    laura 06-23-15
    laura 06-23-15
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    "Harlen Coben is a good read."

    I've been following coben since his first sports book. He has gotten better but not fun anymore. I miss his humor. He's a funny guy. Of course he writes about my childhood area so I go back in my day dreams. Good read. I recommend him to all but my most literary friends.

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    Amazon Customer 06-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    cool two stories in one like how the author brought them together in the end

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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 06-20-15
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 06-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My favorite Coben book to date..."

    This book is very well done. The performance was spot on by Scott Brick. He's one of the better narrators. You can judge that by the sheer number of books he's narrated. I've read other Harlan Coben books and this is by far my favorite. No spoilers.... but the entire novel is thought provoking and important in toady's technical world. Loved it!

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    Kindle Customer 06-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wow"

    was confused a little in the beginning going back and forth,however in the end it was very well all put together.. amazing book..

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    V. Bonnie King 06-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Horribly good."

    Listening to this as a parent n grandparent it was very scary. So scary that although my main listening time is at night when I waken n would rather vanish into the world of fiction than my neurotic worrying mind, Harlan Coben had me listening to this book during the day. It got so intense I listened in the car and the morning I only had 1hr n 20 min to go I chased my husband out of the bedroom because I could not not find out how all the storyline ended. OMG. Coben once again brought them all to a completely satisfying ending.

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    Sharon ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-15-15
    Sharon ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Storytelling"

    I really enjoyed this book. It had lots of nice twists and turns to keep the story moving and keep me engaged. I definitely recommend this one by Harlan Coben,

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    Diane 02-23-15
    Diane 02-23-15
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    "Outstanding! Great twists and turns!"

    Finally, a great story, well-narrated, without any of the profanity found in most books/movies today.

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    Susan F. 02-20-15
    Susan F. 02-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hold tight. It's a long 'read'"

    Very disappointed. Long and drawn out. Too wordy in many parts of the story. Couldn't wait for this to end.

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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 02-03-15
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2011

    I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.

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    "Couldn't Keep Track of Storyline"

    This Coben book was kind of hard for me to get into. I never really got attached to any of the characters but like most of his books, there were some captivating parts that drew me in but not his best by any means.

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