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.
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
Yes, because it is not as predictable as most mystery/thrillers, and it's hard to turn it off..I really like this female protagonist. I read the previous book too and it was also excellent. I honestly didn't know if the writer could possibly do better, but this one was an even match for her last.
The scent of oranges...
The scene at the end where Mother and Daughter got unexpected help. (Can't say more, or will give away too much.)
"Hold on, because this plot doesn't just twist and turn, it's like being on a roller coaster in the dark!"
This book reminded me of The Racketeer with all of its unpredictable turns, only written by a woman's brain. Seriously, as far as not being predictable, this author and John Grisham should write one together. I might not be able to put it down till I'm finished!!!
The story is great...lots of twists, and LOTS of action. The narrator and the story together made me feel as if I was actually part of the story. Emotional swings along the way left me tired and spent at the end. Whew! what a ride!
The mother-daughter relationships...both Tessa and Libby...were really great and well written....lots of emotion
You can't get much better than Gardner. She is one of my favorite writers. I've read all of her books, and as usual, she doesn't dissapoint! Great who done it. Just when you think you've got it figured out, she throws you another curve ball. Thank you Lisa Gardner for consistantly writing amazing mystery/thrillers. My only complaint is having to wait for her next masterpiece.
Absolutely I get so much more out of listening if the narration is good. I was a bit disappointed in the beginning because Kirsten Potter did not narrate Det DD Warren but being she had such a small part in the book it worked out fine.
Well of course "love you More" where we first met Tessa Leone. I was glad to see her return in a different role. I just hope this doesn't mean Det DD Warren is on her way out because I absolutely love her character.
This was the first book I listened to read by E Rodgers, she didn't dissapoint
She read the characters and I could tell which character was speaking at most times
when the daughter lost her baby but also when Radar gave Libby the medicine she needed
he showed himself not to be the monster they thought
I had a hard time getting into some of Libby's character with all that money and beautiful home and not having to work. I was able to get past that but felt at times she was very naive or just selfish. she definetly needed to grow up and stop looking at the world through rose colored glasses. The daughter was a typical teen spoiled, defiant and definetly not stupid. The father was a total slime ball. I did enjoy the book and story very much, it was emotional at times and like Lisa Gardner's other books there are many twists and turns and you just have to finish the book to find out what happens and how it comes together in the end.
I would highly recommend this book.
Best book I have listened to in along time. Could not stop. Exercised, so I could be alone and listen. Yeah!
Libby, Ashlyn, Radar, Z - Tessa and company
Not laugh or cry - Just keep me interested and listening
I walk 7 miles a day and listen to about 3 audiobooks a week.
The Performance was great
Yes , many twists and turns.
The end where she gets the Money.
Kidnapping, was hard thing to listen to.
Book was great, (a tad on the man bashing side), but overall a wonderfull story.
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
Don't know why this isn't D.D. Warren #7. Probably because she is such a minor character, but it does fit in chronologically.However, it should be Tessa Leone #2.Too much happens to Tessa in that book that you should know about before reading this one.
I walked an extra 2 miles listening to the end of the story.....couldn't stop.
The narrator's voices are spot on.
This is my first time reading anything by this author, but it won't be my last. I could not stop listening to this book. Excellent story, great narration. Lots of twists and turns. I won't say I didn't suspect the ending, but getting there was oh so fun!!
yes and I pretty much did.
over too soon
I had to make myself turn off my iPod so I could get other things done, and also to draw out the enjoyment.
Couldn't stop listening
I grew up in Boston, and the only people who talk with that exaggerated an accent are Hollywood actors. And you certainly wouldn't hear it on someone from New Hampshire. I'm not denying we have an accent, and can certainly turn it on for the benefit of tourists, but I've never met anyone who attended high school who talked like that. It was comical at times.
Absolutely, couldn't stop. Stayed up until the wee hours of the morning listening, got all the laundry done, washed the windows and floors, scubbed the bathroom, dusted, restored the top of an old dresser, took the dogs for a walk four times, and finally ran out of things to do, so I just wandered around the house so I could keep listening. Amazing what you can get done in 14 hours.
Just in case you were missing hearing anyone say the word "hence", the characters in this book say it an astounding 21 times. Again, not a word normally heard in Boston.
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