Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250010094
Branch Call Number: SCO
Characteristics: 338 p. ;,25 cm


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Jun 27, 2017

Just OK.

Jun 28, 2016

a very, very good read

Djeremay Apr 01, 2016

Excellent plot line, EXCEPT the ending. Author doesn't explain how the wife conveniently goes from telling her husband "it's over," "I want a divorce," to magically showing up just in time to foil the bad guy. It's as if the wife completely forgets that she kicked her husband out. Author also never explains why mother & son even decided to show up at the bad guy's in the first place.

Far too pat an ending, far too quickly, without even attempting to tie up loose ends. Disappointment from a usually good author.

Agent13 Jan 03, 2015

If the book kept to its title, trying to keep quiet about a life changing event, it would have kept my interest. However, convenient plot contrivances (of the TV movie variety) ruined this book for me.

Aug 23, 2014

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

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

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.

Jenm7 Jun 01, 2014

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

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.

karcoldelharvic5 May 10, 2014

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

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Apr 07, 2017

When I first started this book, it upset me and wasn't sure I could finish it. But I did and was thankful because it ended well. This author writes amazing stories! Please read this book!

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