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Touch & Go
Touch Go
Author: Lisa Gardner
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 fifteen-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 wha...  more »

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.
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ISBN-13: 9780525953074
ISBN-10: 0525953078
Publication Date: 2/5/2013
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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pandagirl avatar reviewed Touch & Go on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent suspense novel! I enjoyed every moment of it, and this book really kept my attention right up the surprise ending. Lisa Gardner is a master suspense writer. I really am impressed with the way she is able to use multiple perspectives/narrators and switch the action between the family that has been kidnapped and the detectives/law enforcement trying to rescue the family. highly recommended.
debs avatar reviewed Touch & Go on + 529 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent character development and a story that flows easily from the first chapter onward. Enjoyed this book a lot.
sfc95 avatar reviewed Touch & Go on + 686 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely wonderful thriller. I could not stop reading it once I got closer to the end. It had great characters, a great plot and subplot that kept you guessing the entire time. One of the best thrillers I have read in a long time.
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bulldoglover22 avatar reviewed Touch & Go on + 105 more book reviews
I have never read a Lisa Gardner book that I didn't like. This one was also amazing, as I expected from such a talented writer. She certainly knows how to keep the reader in suspense - the creativity she possesses in developing the characters involved in her novels is what earns her such high praise from me. I would have to say that the only time Lisa Gardner disappoints is when her book comes to an end. Loved this book!
23dollars avatar reviewed Touch & Go on + 432 more book reviews
TOUCH & GO was this month's pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove. And I'm sorry to say I was pretty underwhelmed.

It started off interestingly enough, with a woman and her husband apparently trying to reconnect after an infidelity in their marriage, but then the pace got in a hurry to go nowhere...fast.

I don't think there was enough plot to justify the 400+ pages, so it dragged more than not and I lost interest in solving the mystery about what was going on with this family, and the police investigation to find them. And in the end, the twist felt pretty anticlimactic.

I suggest reading the first 100 pages, then skimming to the last 50. You won't miss anything. This was a pretty average story. I give it a C.