Touch & Go

Touch & Go

A Novel

Book - 2013
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#1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner, author of Catch Me and Love You More, returns with a heart-thumping thriller about what lurks behind the facade of a perfect family.

This is my family:  Vanished without a trace…

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life that looks good in the pages of a glossy magazine. A beautiful fifteen-year old daughter, Ashlyn. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston's elite Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by friends and family.  A perfect life.

This is what I know:  Pain has a flavor…

When investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the Denbes' home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and Taser confetti in the foyer.  The family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their most personal possessions remaining behind.  No witnesses, no ransom demands, no motive.  Just an entire family, vanished without a trace.

This is what I fear:  The worst is yet to come…

Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades 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 is all touch and go.



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ISBN: 9780525953074
9780451465849
9780525954163
Characteristics: 423 pages ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Touch and go

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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.

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