Touch & Go
Chilling and compulsive, Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with Touch & Go - A FAMILY OF THREE ARE KIDNAPPED. CAN TESS LEONI (of LOVE YOU MORE), FIND THEM? Also featuring series lead Detective D.D. Warren. By the author proclaimed by Karin Slaughter as 'an amazing writer'.
Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter; a gorgeous house; a great marriage, admired by all.
Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone.
But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?
This no-holds-barred stand-alone from Thriller Award winner Gardner opens with the brutally efficient kidnapping of the Denbe family father Justin, wife Libby, and 15-year-old daughter Ashlyn from their exclusive Back Bay townhouse. Law enforcement officials who get quickly involved include corporate investigator Tessa Leoni (from 2011's Love You More) and series lead Boston Det. Sgt. D.D. Warren (Catch Me, etc.). When the trail leads out of state, New Hampshire county cop Wyatt Foster and FBI special agent Nicole Adams get on the case. Gardner effectively alternates between the physical and emotional disintegration of the family under the pressure of their captivity and the efforts of Leoni and company to dig into the secrets of Denbe Construction, its key employees, and its finances, as well as to locate the Denbes. The suspense builds as the action races to a spectacular conclusion and the unmasking of the plot's mastermind.
Didn’t capture my imagination like I thought it would.
Not a captivating read. Pardon the pun