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.
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.
Live life like a kid in a candy store!
How they realize they are so far off track there lives have gone.
Ashlyn the daughter
Tessa and daughter conversations
I loved and hated the ending. You can never really know someone.
Given I listen to more books than I read, I would say so!
Delighted Tessa was resurrected following Love You More. Good character development. Hope to hear more of her and her burgeoning relationship.
Ably handled the myriad of characters. New England accent came and went but overall I think she did quite well
Can't say it moved me but I enjoyed the endings twisted justice and personal triumph. Had the same final impression listening to Love You More.
Looking forward to Lisa Gardner's next thriller.
This is an exciting book that will make you want to do anything to keep listening to it. I haven't finished, but I'm sure it will be a good ending.
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