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Touch & Go Audiobook

Touch & Go: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Pauline Beverly, MA, United States 03-09-13
    Pauline Beverly, MA, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great ending! Never saw it coming!"
    What did you love best about Touch & Go?

    The plot and the variety of characters


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Susan Winter Western New York 03-09-13
    Susan Winter Western New York 03-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Listen"
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    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!

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    Zach 03-08-13
    Zach 03-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "GREAT!!"

    This book was fantastic! I'm going to have to read her other books, It will keep you on your toes the entire time.

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    Frank Schimpf 03-07-13

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    "I know...all 5's? YES!"
    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    Probably in a year or so. I'm not much for re-listening until I forget most of the details.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. The story moved along at a quick pace, and the switching between story characters kept me alert during the reading.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    Very well read


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I listen on the commute on a train


    Any additional comments?

    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!!!!

    Frank

    P.S.
    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...

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    timchi racine, WI, United States 03-07-13
    timchi racine, WI, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no. the plot is very similar to that of a movie I watched recently. It lacks originality.


    Would you recommend Touch & Go to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Was Touch & Go worth the listening time?

    I reluctantly continued to listen to this book but only out my own sense of boredom.


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    Sarah United States 03-06-13
    Sarah United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I want more Tessa!"
    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Almost Realistic & Interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    The bad good guys.


    Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any others but loved her compared to the previous narrators in this series.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    Catherine SC 03-06-13
    Catherine SC 03-06-13 Member Since 2011

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    "A Real Cliffhanger"
    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Totally Unexpected Outcome


    What other book might you compare Touch & Go to and why?

    The Neighbor


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the abduction scene


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The relationship between characters was very sad.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Linda 03-06-13
    Linda 03-06-13 Member Since 2009
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    "What a wild ride!"

    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.

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    Mark Seals Villa O above Lake Washington 03-06-13
    Mark Seals Villa O above Lake Washington 03-06-13
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    "Want to like it, but too much whining"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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 ?


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    debbie San Ramon, CA, United States 03-05-13
    debbie San Ramon, CA, United States 03-05-13
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    "Completely Entertaining"
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    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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