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.
The story was fairly entertaining, but I had the ending figured out (more or less) about halfway through the book. I prefer a bit less predictability.
If you're looking for an "easy" read that doesn't require much thinking, this is your kind of book.
I upped the speed to 1.25 for the majority of the story as I thought the narrator spoke too slowly.
names not susan
I would recommend this audiobook to someone who likes suspense. It keeps you guessing all the way to the end.
This was a definite page turner. I couldn't get enough. It was suspenseful from beginning to end.
My favorite character was the daughter, Ashlyn.
I usually listen on my walk but I started also listening while cooking dinner and doing the dishes too.
I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
First Lisa Gardner book - and I really enjoyed it!
The book is a dandy - the suspense... the guessing of "who done it" - and the ending is not worth missing. I didn't mind that we found out who the villian was well before then end of the novel - I then focused my attention on rooting for the good guys to hurry up and catch the guy.
I would recommend this book - well worth the credit!! Performance was excellent.
This was an excellent suspense novel and thriller. More than once I literally caught myself with my mouth hanging wide open at the turn the story took. A great read all around!
I won't even comment on the plot - you'll have to listen yourself!
Libby Denbe - I always root for the underdog. She gets control of her life in the end.
Her Boston accent. Very good!
Great read! 5-stars all the way!
love to read
Yes, The characters are well done and it keeps you on your toes with the various character roles being read and played out at the same time.
When Tessa has the gun to Chris Lopez' head, and then realizes what is really going on!
no, but I plan too!
When Ashlyn Miscarries and Lilly realizes how out of it she has been!
No. The plot was painfully obvious and is just frustrating to listen to...so much so that you start thinking the characters are idiots for not figuring out who the bad guy(s) is/are fast enough. I liked the D.D. Warren series from Gardner, so I decided to try this one, but it was way too lifetime-movie-ish. It's all about motherhood/having kids/good-for-nothing-men and much less about the actual mystery or investigatory procedures.
A huge snooze and so predictable. I really tried to race through the last half of the book trying to get the whole thing over with.
Yes. The performance was decent.
Yes--a Lifetime movie.
Very long and drawn out.
I am a huge fan of "Lisa Gardner" but I think I will give her books a miss for a while. I got Spoiled with the first few, "Hide", "Alone" "The Next Victim" "Say Goodbye" Unbelievable, Touch & Go" Seem very Jaded by comparison.
Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.
What a great book. It caught me up in the story on the first page and I was obsessed with finishing it. There were so many twists and turns to the plot that you just weren't able to guess what the outcome was going to be. Not until the last page did I have my answers! I am an avid reader and have read Lisa Gardner in the past but she has outdone herself with this one. People who read a lot are hard to surprise but she got me good with Touch & Go. If you want a read that you can't bear to pause, then give this one a try.
I always prefer the audio-I can listen anywhere and while doing almost anything-while driving and all-where I can't just always read from a book.
Had me wondering from the beginning-her books always does-her plots always gets me because you never know where it will go.
It passed the time during my commute.
No. It is not a bad book, but there are many better options.
She really struggled with the male characters, and over performed some of the dramatic moments in the book. I could have also done without the Boston accent.
Only on video. Some of the characters were quite interesting. I would like to see them performed by actors.
The novel seemed to struggle between being a thriller and a family drama, and in the end did neither one particularly well. I normally do not try and guess the endings of books, but this one seemed very obvious to me pretty early on. The story had some good moments, and moved along at a pretty good pace which was enough to keep my attention, but not on the edge of my seat.
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