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 plot and the variety of characters
The same character's feelings were repeated over and over, to the point of distraction. I am not sure how many times I needed t hear about the main character's initial feelings about her husband, background, or feelings about her child.
I found the premise gripping and compelling. I got a bit confused with some of the characters in regards to the husband's business... but probably my own fault, trying to listen while doing other things. I enjoyed the presence of the character from her earlier book "Love You More" - she had intrigued me and I hope she shows up in future books. Recommend it!
Probably in a year or so. I'm not much for re-listening until I forget most of the details.
Yes. The story moved along at a quick pace, and the switching between story characters kept me alert during the reading.
Very well read
No. I listen on the commute on a train
First... I don't like this new format for writing a review. That's for Audible.
My wife suggested that I listen to a Lisa Gardner book several years ago. Since then, I have been a very hard core fan. I listen to everything that she releases.
I've listened to most of her books that are available up here and I have to say that I think that this is one of her best ever! 5,5,5,5,5!!
About 85% through this book, I said to myself.....OK I know what's going to happen.
I listen while I commute on a train to Philadelphia during the week and in my car on the weekends.
Tonight on the train, I got to the end of the book and said...Aha. I know what's going to happen. OK...Yea...a bit disappointing cause I figured it out.
I pull into my driveway after getting off the train, and I'm listening to what I think is the epilog and all of a sudden....WHAM!!!!!! WHAT???? OH COOL!!!
Lisa.. I hope you see this. I love you!!!! You are a genius. How do you come up with these great story lines???? Great finish!!!!!
What a great book!!!!
My wife is 3rd in line to get the book at our local library and she's dying to get her hands on it after my babbling...
no. the plot is very similar to that of a movie I watched recently. It lacks originality.
no.the author belabors a failed relationship between the two main characters (husband and wife). this failed relationship becomes the center of the universe for the story. maybe the author was trying to exercise some of her own demons.
I reluctantly continued to listen to this book but only out my own sense of boredom.
Almost Realistic & Interesting
The bad good guys.
Haven't listened to any others but loved her compared to the previous narrators in this series.
Totally Unexpected Outcome
the abduction scene
The relationship between characters was very sad.
I just wonder what a difference faith in God would have meant to any of the characters. It would have changed the story, but I think it could have added depth to the characters. I certainly couldn't imagine facing anything that significant without prayer.
The two of them are a great team. Great characters, twists and turns all over the place. Written very well and maintaining some of the characters in her previous book. Love You More is how I started listening to Lisa and a wonderful place to start. This my favorite so far though. You won't be disappointed.
The repetitive whining and wringing of hands by the main character set my teeth on edge. I love all of Ms. Gardner's other books. What gives ?
I was extremely delighted with Touch & Go. I've "read" most of Lisa Gardner's other books and this one is the best so far. Interesting characters, great story line, amazing story. Totally recommend.
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