Touch & Go by Lisa GardnerTouch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Touch & Go

byLisa Gardner

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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The secrets of a picture perfect family are exposed in this “tour de force”* thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.

Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worst…

The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances. What might have looked like the perfect existence—a powerful CEO, his adoring wife, their angelic child—is not what it appears. Husband, wife, daughter—magazine perfect, but each hiding dark secrets…

Tessa knows more than she’d like to about families riddled with lies. What she doesn’t know is where the Denbes are and if any of them are still breathing. She’ll have to climb over unbending feds and territorial local cops to find out, and if she’s not fast, the Denbes’ chances of survival will quickly become little more than touch and go...

*Associated Press
Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including Look For Me, Right Behind You, Find Her, Crash & Burn, Fear Nothing, Touch & Go, Catch Me, and The Neighbor, which won the International Thriller of the Year Award. She lives with her family in New England.
Title:Touch & GoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451465849

ISBN - 13:9780451465849


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite It was good and kept you wondering "who did it" but near the end I figured it out. Wasn't one of her best.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The book I keep opening but never finish This book sparks my interest and pulls me in at first, however I feel like I get bored part way through and can't finish what I started. Maybe a good read with a glass of wine and a bubble bath?
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read Non-stop page turning action and suspense.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch and Go Suspenseful and fast-paced from beginning to end. Would recommend it!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! This is the first book I've read from this author. This book grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you guessing all the way through. Great book.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a good one! This was such a good book, I would love to read a sequel!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Great book, couldn't put it down,
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved Good storyline, loved the characters. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Good suspenseful book....right down to the lady few chapters. Love Lisa Gardner books.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I really enjoyed the back and forth if how you didn't know who had hired them. I didn't like the last couple of chapters played out quickly but the wife and daughter made away with the money.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch and go I love a. Book that keeps you guessing until the end and this one delivered very close to the end. Kept me up until 3am. Thanks Lisa.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Enjoyed the book
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner A real page-turner! Love the New England settings since that's where I'm from.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner A real page-turner! Love the New England settings since that's where I'm from.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner Excellent read. I loved it
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner Really enjoyed this one..lots of twists, and always trying to guess what happens next. Nice to read a story that keeps you interested and doesnt sound like so many.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner LOVED this book!!! Actually love all of Lisa Gardner's works, always keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more A********
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner Love this author
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by Lisa Gardner Love Lisa Gardners works , Touch & Go kept my attention right until the end . Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touch & go Loved this book!
Date published: 2013-08-09
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 Touch & Go Awesome book! A real page turner.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the book Enjoyed, but the over the top poor me moments made me want to put it down at times!
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant read! This is one of Lias Gardner's best efforts yet. So well written that even though it turned out the way I thought it was going to that I kept thinking I was wrong till the brilliant end. Well written and well wrapped up. I enjoyed every word.
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touch That was gripping.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lisa Gardner Touch and Go Lisa Gardner touch and go is another good book. There hasn't been one of her books I didn't like.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Touch & Go Good story. A little slow.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Touch & Go Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors, I have read all but one of her books and rated them all 5*****. Just could not do that with this one though. Not much suspense, drama or quick page turning. I did however like the ending.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch & Go Awesome book! Kept me guessing right up to the last couple of chapters. Can't wait for her next one.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch and Go. Lots of twists and turns! A very exciting and thought provoking read! Lisa hit many truths on the head. Well done.
Date published: 2013-02-22
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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Touch & Go “The suspense crackles.”—People “Lisa Gardner, the master of the psychological thriller, has delivered another tour de force with Touch & Go...The constant surprises will shock even the most jaded thriller reader.”—Associated Press “No-holds-barred...suspense builds as the action races to a spectacular conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly “[A] thrill ride.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner “No one owns this corner of the genre the way Lisa Gardner does.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child   “Nerve-shattering suspense.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Tami Hoag   “For years Lisa Gardner has been one of the best in the thriller business, but Find Her is something new: taut psychological suspense, an intricate mystery, emotionally devastating, ultimately empowering—a novel that should not be missed.”—#1 New York Times bestselling Harlan Coben   “Lisa Gardner’s work has the chills and thrills to excite, and the heart to draw you in.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown “Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors. Her fast-paced and exciting novels twist when you expect a turn and turn when you expect a twist. I cannot recommend her more.”—New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter “Lisa Gardner is the master of the psychological thriller.”—Associated Press   “No one writes this kind of modern horror tale better than Gardner, no one.”—The Providence Journal   “Frighteningly real.”—People “A psychological thriller both chilling and emotional. Her narrative thrums with heart-pounding scenes and unexpected twists that have you furiously flipping pages.”—USA Today Happy Ever After “The line between mysteries and thrillers and so-called literary fiction has always been a thin one, but contemporary writers like Lisa Gardner make that sort of arbitrary distinction seem especially foolish.”—Connecticut Post “When it comes to author Lisa Gardner, the tales she writes are always extreme gems in the literary world, and this is no exception.”—Suspense Magazine   “From the captivating first sentence to the shocking conclusion, this is addictive reading entertainment at its finest.”—Brit & Co