Touch & Go

Touch & Go

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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. 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. 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?
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2013
ISBN: 9780525953074
Branch Call Number: FIC Gardner, L 300.2 2013
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 13, 2018

Written in her usual back-and-forth between victim and detective style, this book is a bit of a departure for Gardner in that it's not actually a murder mystery. Instead, it follows the kidnapping of a family of three and the attempts to locate and rescue them. Nevertheless, it has the usual twists and turns and is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Oct 22, 2017

Another entertaining read by Lisa Gardner. This is the 2nd book in the Tessa Leoni series. I like her character and liked the addition of New Hampshire detective Wyatt Foster. Good plot with Tessa and Wyatt trying to find a kidnapped family. Lisa Gardner's writing style is engaging and makes for good page turners.

Sep 22, 2017

Could not put this book down. Great story and a great ending. I read the first in the series - Love you More and this is just as good as the first one. Will definitely be reading #3 - Crash and Burn. Lisa Gardner is a great novelist and will read more of her books! Sept 2017

Sep 18, 2017

She's been on my list of authors to read for years, but this is the first novel I've read! Very exciting right until the end! Good plot twists too! Looking forward to reading another!

JCLColleenO Jul 06, 2017

Justin & Libby Denbe have what seems to be the perfect life. A great marriage, a beautiful 15 yr old daughter Ashlyn, & a lavish home in Boston's elite Back Bay neighborhood. Tessa Leoni is called in to investigate when the Denbe's vanish without a trace. It appears they were abducted yet there are no witnesses, no ransom demands and no motive. Slowly the secrets start to unravel and betrayals come to light. An excellent psychological thriller that had me guessing until the very end.

Jul 08, 2015

love lisa gardner. good read tho I did figure it out early

Jun 29, 2015

I probably didn't give this enough time, but I just couldn't get into it! I tried but it was so boring. I just finished Girl on the Train and heard that this one was even better... wow, just couldn't do it.

May 31, 2015

Read this after finishing The Girl On The Train and found it much more engaging. Dysfunctional characters in both but more believable in the Gardner work. All you folks waiting to get your hands on the current New York Times #1 bestseller, go for Gardner. You'll be glad you did.

Oct 11, 2014

A good read with mother-daughter bonding and mother's courage and ingenuity.

May 16, 2014

lisa gardner

touch and go

Rec. notification the book was ready for check out and then wouldn't let me check it out.

Also, how to you get to only available
for checkout, not all of the books

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