Touch & Go: A Novel

Touch & Go: A Novel

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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 fourteen-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 what I know: Pain has a flavor. . . .

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455847327
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen previous novels, including the Detective D. D. Warren novels Catch Me and Live to Tell and the FBI profiler novels Say Goodbye and Gone. She lives in New England.

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Touch & Go 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 324 reviews.
JennMcLean More than 1 year ago
This book solidified in my mind just what a terrific mystery writer Lisa Gardner is. Touch & Go is all about the mystery. It's the breathless chase, jam packed action and multi layered whodunit that catches the reader. It's the best of late night, under the covers reading into the wee hours of the morning kind of book. I strongly recommend it to all of you, it is a fantastic read. The very basics of the story is outlined on the back of the book and on Gardner's website, let me paraphrase:  An entire family disappeared without a trace, with no witnesses, no motive and no ransom demand. Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life that looks good in the pages of a glossy magazine, with their gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street, their seemingly perfect marriage and their beautiful fifteen-year old daughter, Ashlyn. But when the entire family disappears without a trace, PI Tessa Leoni must  discover their innermost secrets and race against the clock to try and rescue them before their perfect life goes up in smoke. In conclusion, let me say that this mystery kept me guessing up until the last dozen pages. This is really unusual for me. Mystery is my genre, I love to figure out what's going to happen significantly before it happens and I don't mean to sound boastful but I'm very good at it. It is so refreshing to read a whodunit and not actually know whodunit, lol. If you love mysteries like I do then go and buy Lisa Gardner's new book, you won't be  disappointed, I promise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action and plot twists. A great read. I couldnt put it down. Tess is one of my favorite characters. I hope this is the start of a new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Lisa Gardner. She is such a talented writer. Her smooth style of writing and the sentences just seem to flow makes for an enjoyable read. Her characters are strong but not over powering and fit right into the storyline. A strong and surprise ending to a great story. Read this book, I strongly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read!!! Great book, didnt want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoy her style of writing. There were so many turns and twists as to how the plot was unraveling that i am still thinking about this book after i have finished it. I am not going into detail about storyline as other reviewers do. I just want to say it is worth the time to relax and just read the book!
Russ_Ilg More than 1 year ago
Lisa Gardner has always been one of my top 5 authors and I hate the wait for her next novel to come out. Over the past 5-6 years she has really taking her writing to a level so high very few authors will ever reach it. I have always loved reading because you are taking out of your everyday life and transported to a place and time that you could never imange. Also during this process you are able to see that book through you eyes and may and often do inject your own ideas and thoughts about what happens in the novel. Lisa has completely taking that away from me with her increadible writing style that brings every page to real life so rich in theme and caraters there is nothing you can change because you a pulled so deep into the thriller you become part of it. All of the people are so full and real they are your best fiends, your next door neibhors, the bullys that scared the hell out of you at different stages of your life.  In a way she has one of the most twisted minds I have had the honor to know because there are so many sub-plots and twist that you could not even imange happing that you are thrown around like a rag doll on a roller coaster trying like heck to hold on for your life. After over 50 something years of constant reading there are very few books that I do not have a far idea of the out come. It is the same with Lisa novel's I get to about the last 1/4 of the book and have a super idea of how this will play out. The pace is so fast that I find I can not put the book down for a minute I have to know what is happing next. I just can not wait even though I have figured it out. Then all hell breaks out and my world and the novel explode in my hands as everything I believed is twisted so up-side down I just sit there and stare for a long time and finally say WOW where the hell did she come up with this it is so far beyond anything I had seen. I have to go back and read the whole novel a second time hoping to find the clues I missed if there were any and the out come is still the same. Lisa in Touch & Go takes you on one of he really great thriller rides you could hope for the twist and turns are mind blowing and the pace so fast you will not get any sleep to you finish this lasted in a long line of the best reading you can find. I hope that you will take a chance if you have not yet read one of her novels you will be hooked so hard that you will find a trove of books that you have not read yet that will open a whole new world to the thriller fan.  Her book tour will be starting soon and you should check her site and she if she is close by so you have the chance to meet and hear her talk about how and what she writes and the really huge amount of time that goes into making it so real
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Book!!! I Recommend Very Highly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. I forget how much I enjoy her books until I start reading a new one. Great characters, great plot, great twists. I only wish she had another new book for me to dive into!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good! If you get this book: BEWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!!! When i got this book i could not put it down because it was too good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A liitle slow, but really got into the story. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lisa Gardner has not lets us down again. Touch & Go is a great book. Keeps you fully engrossed. With a long line of family members working in the prison system. I could hear the gates slamming shut. I could see the guards sitting in the sally ports. Like i said very engrossing book. I also liked how even though Z, and Radar were the bad guys. They still did do something right by Libby and Ashlyn. Keep them coming lisa!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, suspenseful read with a great twist/ending.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Lisa Gardner's books. She has a talent with the written word and a terrific imagination to go with it. Her plots are always twisted and have you guessing then changing your mind all through the book. Buy the book, you will not be disappointed!
bje_lakota More than 1 year ago
This was a book full of twists and turns....very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect story for a movie! Impossibly gripping every chapter brings more dark secrets of a perfect family and the evil is the person you least expect it to be!
gumbyBF More than 1 year ago
best ever , couldn't put it down . must read look forward to the next one !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never felt compelled to write a book review until now, but felt I needed to say WOW. The author has really outdone herself with this one. Twists. Turns. It keeps you guessing - and reading - until the end. One of those books that you can't put down, and are sad there isn't more when you're done. Great read. Loved it. This was one of Lisa Gardners best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seemed a bit long but turned into such a pageturner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner.  I could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a diehard Lisa Gardner fan-This to me is one of her best ever! I could not put this one down-lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing and turning pages.You won't know what really happens until the end-I love how Lisa works her previous people into each of her book-you get to follow their lives as well. If you love Lisa you won't be sorry you picked up this book .the only thing to worry about is putting it down..
TravelerReader1 More than 1 year ago
Great book, I was taken in from the start and couldn't put it down. This is the first book written by Lisa Gardner I had read and won't be the last one. Suspenseful and exciting and twists and turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the fact that she brought D.D. Warren back in this one fantastic! Amazing suspense!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Lisa Gardner's best. Lots of twists and turns. A real page turner.