New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man’s split-second decision to protect his son – and the devastating consequences that follow. Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies. Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which threatens to tear their family to shreds and ruin them all. Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet will have readers and book clubs debating what it means to be a parent and how far you can, and should, go to protect those you love.
My Review – Maybe spoilers
genre: chick lit, crime, mystery
So many moral dilemmas in this book, what would you do or how far would you go to protect your child? I bet loads of people will say anything, even if it is the wrong thing to do. Well, in this powerful, but quick read by Lisa Scottoline Jake & Pam are faced with their worst nightmare. Jake was an ok character, Pam on the other hand I didn’t enjoy, can’t really put my finger on it though. Ryan is a great character, his guilt eats him up and it is well described. There are some very emotional parts but I thought Pam went over the top with Jake when she asked him to leave. I enjoyed the thrills and suspense, the plot quest me guessing enough to keep reading and I was totally surprised at the end which was a plus. I love being surprised at the end. I didn’t find the writing to be the best, and this is partly why I am only giving it 3 stars. This is the first book I have read by this author.
The title is great, but the cover could be better, this is not one of those books that I am attracted to because of the cover, instead it was the blurb that did it for me.
Born in Philadelphia, Scottoline earned an undergraduate degree, as well as a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and later became a litigator at a law firm in Philadelphia. After the birth of her daughter she left the law firm and started writing, as a way to earn money from home. Final Appeal received the 1995 Edgar Award for “Best Paperback Original Mystery,” She has since written 14 bestselling novels, including Look Again and Don’t Go, both which reached number two on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her novels have been translated into 25 languages.
About the Book
File Size: 930 KB
Print Length: 349 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 8, 2014)
Sold by: Macmillan