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.
I started listening to audiobooks to help with my commute to work. I now listen to books while I sew and do my crafts.
As a big fan of Gardner, I know before starting one of her books I need to take several deep breaths because I am about to get on a roller coaster!! I had to hit pause a few times just to take my mind out of the book and regroup. In Touch & Go, Gardner sets the stage, introduces the characters, places us in a setting, and left the reader and our imagination to figure out the plot. I was exhausted from the beginning when the BAD BAD guys ambushed the family at home, brought them to a far away place with no escape and proceeded to terrorize them.
What seat? I fell off! Gardner kept shooting out clues and family character development to keep us wondering who the story was actually about. Can you say dysfunctional? The father runs a multi-million dollar construction company that was left to him by his father. His wife grew up poor and married well, runs the house and dabbles in jewelry art. The daughter, 15 (only child) is the love of their lives and does no wrong (oops)!The police are as confused as the reader, grasping at any information that will help them find this family, WHO has them, and why? The police start looking into the key members of the company - more development- who did it thoughts. The men in the company are ex seals and the women in the company are loyal to a fault.
She read the book well, although it would have to be a horrible reader to take away from this book. I have listened to her before and she does a good job transferring accents to distinguish characters.
GET READY- GET SET- GO!
I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers!
I am a longtime Lisa Gardner fan and this book definitely did not disappoint. It seems like each of her books is better than the last one. I really enjoy Kirsten Potter's narration for Lisa Gardner's books, but this narrator was absolutely flawless!! Kudos to Elisabeth Rodgers!! I didn't want this book to end and I can't wait for the next one.
Say something about yourself!
This is not a genre I pick often. Lisa Gardner is one of my favorites. This book kept my attention, great storyline, set, etc. Excellent narration. Really there were no negatives if you take a book in the segments we choose to review on. Totally worth the credit.
I could NOTut this book down. Ms Gardner has you on the edge of your seat until the very end!
It's not a 4 or 5 star book.
Add some suspense and mystery to it.
She should have use her magic...
Not at all!
I was very disappointed. The whole book was a waste of time and money.
A different story. It was simply boring.....and very predictable.
I guess Libby, the mother.....though the character was not very likable....
disappointment....and anger that I had used a credit for it.
Have always enjoyed Lisa Gardner....but will have to put serious thought before I purchase another of her books after this one.
Never love someone more than it deserves.
Cant remember a comparable book.
Julia Whelan or Orlagh Cassidy
No because the bad narration
I would not recommend this book to a friend because of the swearing in the book. In my opinion the swearing detracts from the story. I'm sure the logic behind the author using that language is to add authenticity to the criminal element and a stressful situation- to make it more realistic but in my reality I wouldn't speak like that even in a stressful situation.
I liked the end where Libby, the main character, got on with her life.
I thought it was profound when Libby and Justin were talking about whether it was right to blame each other for their decisions of infidelity and abusing drugs or to take responsibility for their own actions- admitting that when you live with someone they have an influence on you.
In general, I believe that there is an untapped market for books where the swearing is edited out. I know that would be my choice.
The author was factual about Key West and used locations and characteristics that were authentic to Key West. It made the story seem real.
It kept my interest - not on the edge.
I would not go in search of another book by Lisa Gardner. I did like the narrator. The book was just okay for me. Started out a little rocky with the 'pain has a taste' or whatever that opening line was. From there it did pick up and I listened all the way through- so that says something at least.
I definitely wouldn't have had the odd scene with the daughter's medical issue (without giving a spoiler) in their hide out place. It didn't play out well at all, didn't add up and I was surprised to see the book was written by a female after reading that scene.
Nothing, thought she did a great job.
I wouldn't pay for it. But, I'd probably watch it on Lifetime.
It's a good summer read or airplane listen. Nothing spectacular but not bad either. The people that reviewed it as the best mystery they've read must not get out much.
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