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.

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


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Jul 01, 2018

I would have given this five stars if it hadn't been for the 100 to perhaps 120 pages of useless, boring details about things that couldn't possibly matter, and do we really, at this point, need to be told five separate times (in minute detail) in this book that detectives turn sideways as they approach an unknown situation to make themselves a smaller target? I think Lisa Gardner is a vastly talented writer, but I also think Ben Sevier and Vicki Mellor are truly horrible editors.

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.

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