Keep Quiet

Author:  Lisa Scottoline                  keep
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
Genre:  Mystery
Source: St.Martin’s Press




Goodreads:  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.

Ope’s Opinion:  Keep Quiet is a fast paced, intense read.  I was literally sitting on the edge of the couch flipping pages as quickly as I could read.  This story will make you think about your split second decisions, how far will you go to protect your child and what does hiding the truth do to you?

The Buckman family feel real.  They have flaws, don’t always get along and need to communicate better.  You want to see them heal and unite, but it seems like there is too much to overcome.  

There was a constant dilemma going on – wanting the truth to come out and protecting the characters.  It made you keep reading to the very end.  There were several turns you won’t see coming. At certain points, I found myself holding my breath to see what was going to happen next!

What an amazing read – Lisa Scottoline does it again!

Rating: Five Chairs – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on….