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Hold Tight
Hold Tight
Author: Harlan Coben
Mike and Tia Baye try to deal with the increasing withdrawal of their 16-year-old son, Adam, after a friend's suicide. A pair of brutal, seemingly senseless, killings punctuate the unfolding domestic troubles that ratchet up the tension and engulf the Baye family, their friends, and neighbors in a web of increasing tragedy. — "WE'RE ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451226501
ISBN-10: 045122650X
Publication Date: 3/3/2009
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 332 ratings
Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 16
This book started off a little slow for me, but after a few chapters I was hooked! A teenager commits suicide on the high school roof. Another teen, Adam, becomes sullen and distant, eventually goes missing. Adam's parents are frantic to reach their child, they employ GPS, trace his emails and texts and even try to follow him into a dangerous part of the city. Adam's friend, DJ, appears to be in the mix, but his police captain dad denies he ever left the house.

At the same time, a man and woman team of killers are kidnapping women and beating them to death. A neighbor boy is terminally ill and needs a kidney transplant. Transplant compatibility tests reveal that the man who thinks he is the boys father isn't really. The lives of all these families collide in tragic and unexpected ways.

I was so hooked on this book, after the first few chapters, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one day! It was a gripping story filled with lots of interconnecting characters and a great plot.
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Helpful Score: 15
Are you the type of person that stays up all night relishing a page-turner? Well, then this book is for you! Do not, I repeat do not, start reading if you have any to be in the morning as you will just be up all night reading. There are several plot twists and interesting characters and enough suspense to knock your socks off. At the end I was still blown away even after the climax~ It makes every parent want to hold on to their kids and never let go. Definitely deserves to be on the best seller list.!
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Helpful Score: 7
This book is a stand alone novel, not one of the Myron Bolitar series which I love. But it had some twists & turns in true Harlan Coben fashion and I liked it very much. It made you think about what you would do in the same circumtances. How far would you go to protect your child? Would you spy on them or respect their privacy? No easy answers. I think I've read all of Harlan Coben's books & this ranks with the best.
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Helpful Score: 7
The initial two-thirds of this book had me confused... the dust jacket said Harlan Coben, yet the characters and dialogue screamed Jodi Picoult. But isn't that Hester from "Tell No One?" HUH?!!! Fortunately, this book proved to be a Coben thriller with the last hundred or so pages... all the subplots came together in a way that kept me turning the pages until 2 am.

Because of the slow start this was not my favorite standalone offerings by this author, but it is still worth a credit... though not worth the $26.95 I paid for it at the airport bookstore. ;-)
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Helpful Score: 5
Not one of his best, but still a great read. Great cameos from some of his other characters. As a loyal Coben fan, I enjoyed reckognizing some of the familiar names and characters. This novel had a bit too many side plots and mini stories for me. I also wished that Coben would stop verbalizing the dilemma and have more faith that his readers would understand what was at stake.
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Very good book !!! Harlan Coben is one of the BEST mystery thriller writers I have ever read ! If you have never read his books before, pick up one now! I think his very BEST book so far is "PLAY DEAD" !!!!! If you can find a copy of that one grab won't be sorry.
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Family trouble ahead. Not what I was expecting at all and when I finished the book it made me want to sit down and get to REALLY know my family better. Suspensful and scary and lots of plot twists to keep you guessing. Really enjoyed this book that I will look for more from this author.
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Great book, have enjoyed all his books so far.