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