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.
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.
Yes, I have read all of Lisa Gardner books, usually very good. I just could not get into this one in fact, Love You More was GREAT.
Faster outside action, Less personal whinning develope the story a little faster.
I have no problems with the performance by Rodgers, she did the best she could with the material
Go storyline, suspenseful,
The plot kept me interested and it was not clear til the end who was responsible
I enjoyed the two sides of the plot--the story of the kidnapped family and the story of the police investigation. Tessa Leone from Love You More joins up with the backwoods sheriff to try to track down where this family is secreted away. A little romance sparks between the two but not enough to distract from the story. Another part of the story that intriqued me was the idea of being forced to live indefinitely in a prison with no freedom to shower, rest, eat or roam around. Yes, I know that all prisoners feel this way, but this family had done nothing wrong except take their family ties for granted. And the violence or threat of violence day and night against the daughter, the wife and the husband never ended. Each family member wanted to protect the others and took many blows to do so. Ironically, this family had been falling apart before this happened, now they seem to be getting back into a loving relationship. The mother is addicted to pain killers, the daughter is addicted to her electronic devices and has a huge secret, while the father has been caught in an affair and is repentant over that.
I was kept guessing why this family was taken and what the father had done to drive someone to this kind of revenge. The kidnappers didn't seem to care about asking for ransom, so why were they doing this? As Tessa Leone and the sheriff got closer to the kidnappers' lair, I kept thinking the sheriff would remember something, recognize a good spot for their hideout. I still don't see why he wouldn't remember a prison had recently been built in his state. Or investigate what building projects the construction company had undertaken recently since the father was head of that company. Of course, one of the kidnappers was a violent sociopath bent on destroying the wife and daughter because they almost escaped once. I didn't know how that would turn out.
Lisa Gardner fans will relish her trademark suspense and characterization that drive the plot. I highly recommend this book.
Does a woodworker decide what he is going to make a table, no a bookcase, no a wine rack and then reach for a board? Nope. Do you punch coordinates into a GPS tracker? Nope. Does a GPS tracker have a range of +/- 100 feet in one sentence and then tell you the target is 15 feet ahead 5 sentences later? Nope. Author is sloppy and lazy and, was there no editor?
Narrator was fine. No audible cringes, impressive given the material.
Live and learn.
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