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Touch & Go: A Novel | [Lisa Gardner]

Touch & Go: A Novel

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.
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Publisher's Summary

This is my family: Vanished without a trace....

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life.

This is what I know: Pain has a flavor....

When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their cell phones and electronic devices remaining. No witnesses, no ransom demands, no motive. Just a perfect little family, gone.

This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come....

Tessa knows better than anyone that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices. Who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family? And how far would such a person be willing to go?

This is the truth: Love, safety, family . . . it’s all touch and go.

©2012 Lisa Gardner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Bette ESSEX, MD, United States 02-19-13
    Bette ESSEX, MD, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed this Book"
    What did you love best about Touch & Go?

    A nice paced book, not real fast but just fast enough to say one more chapter and then one more and then one more..............


    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    All the main characters were nicely done. I was not disappointed


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me laugh or cry, it made me want to root for the family involved.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to this book from begining to end.

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    Nikki 02-19-13
    Nikki 02-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome listen!!!"

    Great book and Great Reader!!! Couldn't stop listening and ended up doing the last 4 hours or so non-stop!!!!

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    Stacy 02-17-13
    Stacy 02-17-13

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    "Nice read!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I need a story to grab me in the first few minutes and this did!!


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    The character voices were all well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's one I've had a hard time putting down.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to exploring more titles by this author.

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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ 02-17-13 Member Since 2011

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    "VERY VERY GOOD!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Touch & Go the most enjoyable?

    Elisabeth Rodgers is an AWESOME narrator!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    that Mick Got what was Coming to him!! And that Libby & Ashland were ok.


    Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I can remember....But she gave an excellent performance in this book!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried during Some parts. Don't want to give anything away So won't say which parts.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED this Book! the Storyline is Awesome! you can't put it down! keeps you on the edge of your Seat!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Castaic, CA, United States 02-17-13
    Deborah Castaic, CA, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Edge of my seat!"
    Where does Touch & Go rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    All? I would have to say top 50%.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!! For the past two days, I had an ear bud in one ear.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first book I listened to by Lisa Gardner. I now have several in my "wish list".

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    J Price Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 02-17-13
    J Price Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 02-17-13 Member Since 2006
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    The story was slow and bulky and at times had spurts of energy. Not typical of the authors writings.

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    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 02-16-13
    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2007
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    Congratulations, you did a great job on this story and kept my interest in the characters. By the way loved the end!

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    Danielle st paul, MN, United States 02-15-13
    Danielle st paul, MN, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "SO glad I didn't give up on Lisa Gardner!"

    The story is very well written as it offers a glimpse into the secrets that are kept within a family and sometimes from ourselves. This is fast-paced thriller with several characters but even with the constantly moving story line it is easy to keep everyone straight (as far as who is who) and leaves you REALLY wanting to know what can happen next!
    Sometimes characters from previous novels confuse or even bore a reader/listener but this was so well written that it can be read by someone who has never heard of Lisa Gardner (are there any left out there?) so I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fast and fabulous read!
    Also, I must add that this narrator is extremely talented and I hope she is used for further work- previous LG books weren't quite as enjoyable in audio format due to the narration. Elisabeth Rodgers even makes a fine story even better! Enjoy!

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    Amy Masontown, PA, United States 02-14-13
    Amy Masontown, PA, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Worth The Credit.


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    This is a fantastic story. The narrator was great--easy to follow and nice tone and inflection for each character. I am a huge mystery fan, and I'm very, very good at figuring out the end of a story. I deducted one star because I did end up guessing the "mastermind" about two-thirds into the story. Don't let this dishearten you. This novel is well worth finishing. In fact, I'll probably listen to it again. Very much worth my credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia LYNN, MA, United States 02-14-13
    Alicia LYNN, MA, United States 02-14-13
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    "The Story was terrific!! The accents... HORRIBLE!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was great... I struggled to enjoy it as much because of the accents that the performer chose to use.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tessa - Strong supunky lady who used her heart as well as her head to guide her.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Elisabeth Rodgers’s performances?

    Only if she doesn't massacre the accents that she attempts to do.


    Was Touch & Go worth the listening time?

    50/50


    Any additional comments?

    As a New Englander I can be pretty particular about the accents that actors/actresses try to use... (Ben Affleck, a former Boston native, admitted to screwing it up in the movie "The Town"), but this was awful!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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