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Hold Tight Audiobook

Hold Tight

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Publisher's Summary

Mike held his son's hand and told him to "hold tight", and he could feel the little hand dig into his. But the crush got bigger, and the little hand slipped from his - and Mike felt that horrible panic, as if a wave hit them at the beach and it was washing his baby out with the tide.

The separation lasted only a few seconds, 10 at the most, but Mike would never forget the spike in his blood and the terror of those brief few moments.

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill - the latest in a string of issues at school - they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community.

For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?

©2008 Harlan Coban; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Parents will find this compulsive page-turner from Edgar-winner Coben...particularly unnerving." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Erin D. 11-17-16
    Erin D. 11-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    be sure to listen on a day you have nothing to do because you won't be able to stop listening.

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    hadaki_lvr32 Salt Lake City, UT 09-30-16
    hadaki_lvr32 Salt Lake City, UT 09-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    I don't feel like it would even be fair to discuss any part of the plot here. Don't read the synapses... just listen to the story. It was PHENOMENAL. I don't think I've ever been so on the edge of my seat listening to a book before. Harlan Coben is my new favorite author.

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    TS 09-19-16
    TS 09-19-16
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    "Narration getting hurried"

    Good narration hampered by lack of any pause between scenes. Unnecessarily confusing. Otherwise consistent with authors good mystery writing, but a little predictable for the first time.

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    Vermont Grandma 09-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "No disappointment"

    Oh my gosh, another spell binding intricate convoluted tale from my now favorite author. Have to start another ASAP.

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    joanna 09-10-16
    joanna 09-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't go wrong with Harlan Coben!"

    This book does not disappoint. Great characters, awesome storylines, superbly woven together as only Coben can.

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    Mochalite 09-09-16
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    "GREAT BOOK AND SO REVEALING!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have four kids and after reading this book I am so happy they are grown. Otherwise I would spy on them and check everything they do. This books really makes parents look twice at their children and question everything they say. The endings were neatly tied and had some nice surprises. Not all kids are unaware of grown-folks-business.


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

    Yes, very engaging and keeps you guessing. I fell in love Mr. Bae


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

    Yes, excellent


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

    The twist


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben. I love the Myron B series (mainly Win, such a good/bad boy) but I could not put down this book. Mr. Coben certainly knows how to keep his readers attention and he always seems to tie the stories together nicely. Some minor issues but not significant enough to mention.

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    Debbiedbacks 09-08-16
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    "Another Great Story by Harlan Coben"

    Absolutely loved the story and looked for every opportunity to listen. Scott Brick is one of the best readers I've ever heard. I can't tell you my favorite part of the story without giving away a surprise! but I can tell you the performance was phenomenal I promise you will enjoy this book

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    Tom AGUANGA, CA, United States 09-04-16
    Tom AGUANGA, CA, United States 09-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "fantastic weave of multiple story arcs"

    this is the first book by Harlan Coben that I finally think I can appreciate his genius. There are so many stories running parallel in this book that seem unrelated yet are all compelling and in the end all tied together in a nice complete package. the characters are compelling as well but most of all his insights into culture and The Human Condition are one of the best elements of this book and a good reason in themselves to pick it up. highly recommended.

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    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 08-30-16
    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 08-30-16
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    "Dated and improbable"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Here's the thing about basing a plot on current technology: it isn't current long. Without giving too much away, I'll say this plot resolution depends on technology that may have been new and shocking in 2008, but is commonplace now.


    What character would you cut from Hold Tight?

    The second problem in this book is that it takes quite some time for the plot lines to converge. I was reading along about the teenager's disappearance, which is the most interesting part, and began wondering where these other random chapters full of murder and mayhem fit in. Once all is revealed -- let's just say it's improbable in the extreme. There are way too many ancillary characters/subplots to keep track of. I still can't quite figure who's related to whom.


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    Jennifer Gramins 08-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect Read"

    If you like crime novels but, don't want something too dark or graphic. Kept me intrigued the entire way through. One of my favorites

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