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Keep Quiet

Scottoline, Lisa

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Keep Quiet
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"Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his sixteen-year-old son, Kurt, when disaster strikes. They get in a terrible car accident that threatens to derail not only Kurt's chances at college, but his entire future. Jake makes a split-second decision that saves his son from formal punishment, but plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies, and secrecy. Just when Jake thinks he has everything under control, a malevolent outsider comes forward with the power to expose Jake's secret and taunts him to the breaking point. Keep Quiet is the powerful and gut-wrenching tale of the unraveling--and the ultimate redemption--of a family"--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 1250010098
9781250010094
Characteristics: 338 pages ;,25 cm.

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Didn't take long to figure out someone else killed the girl. So many lies, so much deceit. Did not care much for this book.

Jul 04, 2014
  • JWW_O rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This books makes you wonder how far would you go to protect your child. What would you do in a situation that the Buckman's faced??

Jun 07, 2014
  • jazpur rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not exactly my cup of tea being All American teenage and parental angst with the team sports thrown in but... the story-line was well sustained and it would likely make a good movie of that genre.

Jun 01, 2014
  • Jenm7 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great read! At first, it seemed like maybe I had read this book before but I knew I hadn't. There are some interesting twists to this one.

May 25, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a powerful novel. I was immersed in the lives of Jake, his wife Pam, and their son, Ryan from page 1 and stayed tuned till the very end.
Is Pam a judge first or a mother? Is Jake a good father or just a provider? Is Ryan an achiever or a normal teenager who messes up? These and other questions keep us embroiled in the story which starts with a disastrous momentary lapse in decision making. Should the family "Keep Quiet?" or should they not? What would I do?
Rather than becoming a plot buster let me just say that Lisa Scottoline took the only way out of the situation and so it was somewhat expected; but better a tearjerker throughout than a tearjerker at the end. A definite must read.

May 10, 2014
  • karcoldelharvic5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good book. Really shows how something you try to hide can get so out of hand.

Apr 23, 2014
  • pktab rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! One of her best yet. Wanted to turn to the end to see how it was resolved but somehow managed to restrain myself!

Apr 16, 2014
  • stinaOTR rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Yeah... I wish Scottoline would stick with the legal thrillers, and not the chick lit baloney. Not a great read.

Apr 15, 2014
  • mrsbonjovi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a page-turner. I read into the wee hours needing to know what happened next. Satisfying read with a surprise ending.

Why no large print? There are people who cannot read the small font. And people who don't like the e-book or don't have one.

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