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. (Goodreads)
I was extremely excited about this one when I received it but it didn't hit me like her others did.
I didn't care for the family so I guess I wasn't really interested in what happened to them. That sounds harsh but I am a character gal. I need to feel some investment in them to care.
I did like Tessa's character so I'd be willing to give another book with her a shot. I've got nothing against Lisa Gardner's writing. She knows how to whip it all together and dish out plenty of twists. This one was no exception.
I ended up getting about 3/4 of the way through it and lost interest. For fans of Gardner, you get what you get. It is another suspense filled tale. Maybe you will like the characters a bit more!
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