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Touch & Go

by Lisa Gardner

DUTTON ADULT | November 7, 2014 | Hardcover

Touch & Go is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
#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.


Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.3 × 6.33 × 1.44 in

Published: November 7, 2014

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953078

ISBN - 13: 9780525953074

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The ties that bind I'm giving this book 3.5/5 stars. I thought this author built the plot rather nicely. It was a mystery in the truest sense. The web was untangled for the reader as we went along. The author managed to tell the story in such a way that the reader was uncovering the mystery right along with investigators. This avoided a series of very annoying explanation chapters at the end of the book to tie everything together. In that way, this read was very satisfying. That said, I wasn't truly gripped by the mystery. I definitely didn't seen the ending coming, but I wasn't so moved that I was kept up late into the night reading. The characters weren't entirely likeable and each one was flawed in his or her own unlikeable way. I also found the ending to be rather unsatisfying. I suppose I wanted something more for the characters than they ultimately got (or deserved?).
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular read, well worth the time. 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. In fact, it's even better than the first Lisa Gardner book I read, Catch Me. 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.
Date published: 2013-02-05

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Touch & Go

by Lisa Gardner

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.3 × 6.33 × 1.44 in

Published: November 7, 2014

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953078

ISBN - 13: 9780525953074

About the Book

Bestseller 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. A family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their most personal possessions remaining behind.

From the Publisher

#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.


About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen previous novels. Her Detective D.D. Warren novels include Catch Me, Love You More, and the International Thriller of the Year award-winning novel, The Neighbor. Her FBI profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next novel.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Catch Me:

“New York Times best-selling author Gardner always plays in the big leagues, but this scare-your-socks-off thriller is a grand slam, packed with enigmatic characters (some good, some crazily evil), expert procedural detail, and superb storytelling.”
— Library Journal on Catch Me

“Gardner has become one of the best psychological thriller writers in the business. The compelling characters, the shocking plot and the realistic atmosphere of how police operate make this a "must read" for any suspense aficionado.”
— Associated Press on Catch Me

“The creepy meter is off the charts—though not sensationalized—with children the target of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse at the hands of both strangers and parents. And, somehow, miraculously without any contrivance, Gardner’s conclusion delivers a welcome glimmer of hope.”
— Booklist (starred review) on Catch Me

“Gardner’s sixth Det. D.D. Warren thriller grabs from the get-go.”
— People on Catch Me

“A solidly enjoyable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair as you turn the pages and listen for any strange noises around you.”
— Huffington Post on Catch Me

“Irresistible.” — Kirkus on Catch Me