Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner~Review

02 February 2013

Touch & Go by Lisa GardnerTitle: Touch & Go
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Date: February 5th 2013
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780525953074
Source: Net Galley
Purchase:Touch & Go

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 fa├žades 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.

My Thoughts:

This is normally not a book that I would pick up to read. But something in the summary caught my attention and I had to start reading.

I felt a little lost through most of the book, with the back story of Tessa, the independent investigator on the case of the kidnapped family and the who and why of the kidnapping. I felt that the story dragged on quite a bit, but after reading the entire book, I got why so many details were added.
Justin, Libby and Ashlyn Denbe are kidnapped with a bang during the first chapter of the book. We are then taken on a wild ride as we follow the kidnapping in Libby's eyes. After being tasered, drugged, and finally forced to live three deep in a prison cell, the family starts to break down. Things come to light that you really wouldn't have expected.
We also have Tessa Leoni's POV along with Wyatt, Sheriff in New Hampshire, pov. Seeing things from the pov of the police and investigators was a nice change of pace, though the constant switching of the povs was a little much for me; since I couldn't always tell who's pov I was reading.

The kidnappers request a ransom, and once that is paid you would think that the story is over; everyone goes on their merry way and things are good.... Well in this case you would be wrong! There are even more twists and turns.

This makes for one completely thrilling read, and while it took me a bit to really get into it, once I did I couldn't stop reading!

My Rating:
5 star rating

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