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
"Parents will find this compulsive page-turner from Edgar-winner Coben...particularly unnerving." (Publishers Weekly)
I usually enjoy Harlan Coben's books, but this one seemed disjointed. Perhaps if I had listened to the last 2 hours, I would have understood how the subplot related to the main story.
I never finished the book. The overly dramatic narration drove me crazy. He dramatized every sentence. I wondered if he was reading the words, but with no comprehension.
Yes I would listen again. Loved the suspense but a very typical ending.
Although this book is good. It was mostly to pass the time away. Typical for TV movie book.
Tell us about yourself! I enjoy diffrent authors. Some of my favs are the Ken Follett series, some suspense and mystery .
Could totally happen
Yes because it kept you guessing what was going to happen.There were so many people intertwined into this big mess
When Adam's Dad went looking for him in the nightclub
Prescription for Tragedy
Really makes you think how one poor decision on anyones part can lead to so many poor choices.
It was three different stories that all tied in at the end. Covered all areas of suspense...had to keep listening to see how it would end.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
If you are looking for a lot of reader surprises, this is not the book for you. I really enjoy Harlan Coben's sports books, but this is not as interesting. It does go into questions of how much freedom should a child have to protect his own secrets? Are his parents entitled to know everything about his life or can he keep part of his life as his own, without intrusion from his parents? This book reminds us that parents do have a certain responsibility to protect their children and that sometimes mean intruding on the private side of their lives. I always like Scott Brick as a narrator and he is up to his usual standard in this book.
Really Good Book
The main character and his moral fiber. I liked how he changed to fit the situation. I also liked his little daughter. I liked his faithful friend and how friends come to you in different ways.
I think he does an excellent job. I love listening to books he performs.
Run because...You're Next
Great story, would definitely recommend. It did get a little long at times but overall, very good story.
The book stared out with promise and quickly turned into this twisted jumbled tangle of words and countless characters making it hard to follow. If you're going to listen to this book have a pen and paper handy.
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