What I’m Reading: Keep Quiet

I just finished up the audio book Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline.

I have read several other of her books and they are always good….I reviewed a previous read of her’s Don’t Go. I’ve also read Come Home and Look Again.  Like the others this was good.  I by far prefer something historical but if I am reading about modern day families, this is pretty good.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “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.”

I have to say that most of the families she writes about are pretty dysfunctional yet on the outside they look pretty normal.  This book took this family down roads that I am certain I could and would never go down so in a way, it’s hard to relate…yet it deals with protection loved ones and I can relate to that.

Amazon readers give it 4.2 stars..I think I’d just give it 4 stars.  It was a pretty good book…I just prefer historical fiction but need a break from that every once in a while too.

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