Touch and Go – Lisa Gardner

Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner

ISBN-10 0755388291

ISBN-13 978-0755388295

Author Lisa Gardner

Publisher Headline


From Goodreads

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.

What did I think?

I’m a huge fan of Lisa Gardner’s and yet again she didn’t fail to disappoint me. I love her writing style and also the way she manages to get you deep in to the characters story that you believe it’s real. I’ve never read a Gardner book that has let me down and ‘Touch and Go’ is another one of her greats!

From the moment the story starts, you know you’re in for a good read (or in my case, listen!). Gardner opens the book in a way that instantly pulls you in to the lives of the Denbe’s family and doesn’t make you want to stop. The storyline is simple and easy to follow, but at the same time it’s complex and must have taken a lot of imagination.

One thing I love about this book is that Gardner gives you different aspects throughout the book. You’re mostly hearing from Tessa Leoni and Libby Denbe but other characters come in to play too. I love books that give you two sides of the story.

‘Touch and Go’ is the second book in the Tessa Leoni series. Much like ‘Crash & Burn‘ by Lisa Gardner (book #3 in the Tessa Leoni series) you are not at a disadvantage for reading the books in a different order. Obviously this is proven by the fact I read book number 3 first, then book number 2 second and haven’t even read the first book in the series yet!!

It’s worth mentioning that I listened to this book via Audible. It was narrated by Regina Reagan and Jennifer Woodward. Both performed brilliantly and their voices were really quite soothing and easy to follow.

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?

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