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)
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Riveting. Story performance top notch. Scott Brick is an extraordinary readers. You will enjoy this.
I love to read and listen now too.
No not really. Nothing was extra special and the characters were dull.
I saw the outcome long before the end was in sight.
He was OK, a bit dry for me.
Not until it was a movie on TV
I like Harlan Coben, just did not care for this one.
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