Hold Tight

Hold Tight

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Baker & Taylor
Just how far parents will go to protect their kids? When their son Adam is implicated in the death of his classmate, Tia and Mike Baye install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent.

Blackwell North Amer
Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their sixteen-year-old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer Hill, they can't help but worry. Within days of installing a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."
As if Mike Baye isn't dealing with enough, he also learns that Lucas Loriman, the sweet kid who grew up next door, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. As the boy's doctor, Mike suddenly finds himself in possession of an explosive secret that threatens to rip the Loriman family apart at the seams.
Nearby, while browsing through an online memorial for Spencer, Betsy Hill discovers a surprising detail about the night of her son's death. Before she can find out more, Adam disappears, taking the truth with him and sending shock waves through the neighborhood.
As the lives of these families collide in tragic, unexpected, and violent ways, long-hidden connections in their small suburb begin to work their way to the surface. And when an unidentified Jane Doe is beaten to death not far away, those connections threaten to turn this quiet community upside down - and force these desperate parents to decide whether there is any line they won't cross to protect those they love most in the world.

Baker
& Taylor

Worrying about their sixteen-year-old son Adam in the wake of a friend's suicide and a string of other traumatic school incidents, Tia and Mike Baye install an activity monitor on their son's computer and are alarmed to learn that the suicide victim's mother believes Adam may have been involved.
Worrying about their sixteen-year-old son Adam in the wake of a friend's suicide, Tia and Mike Baye install an activity monitor on their son's computer and are alarmed to learn that the suicide victim's mother believes Adam may have been involved.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2008
ISBN: 9780525950608
0525950605
Branch Call Number: M COBEN
Characteristics: 416 p.

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kailusky66
Mar 13, 2011

A brilliant suspense novel that shocks you to the end. The best read of H. Coben so far.

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asimowalk
Dec 11, 2010

I enjoyed this book very much! It's definitely one of my favourites now!

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desai
Nov 04, 2010

A not bad beach read

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loudem
Aug 26, 2010

This is Coben at his best. Fast paced with plenty of action. It keeps you on the edge of your seat till (really) the last few pages. A real page turner that you cannot put down. Highly recommended.

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MegK
Apr 01, 2010

I really enjoyed the many different plots that were all overlapping to create a story so full of twists and turns. A very engaging read!

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taziegler31
Jul 24, 2009

A bit contrived to bring so many intense situations together at one time, in one neighborhood (essentially) -- however, the issues examined are well worth it and the characters and their motivations were entirely believable. Timely and worth reading.

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KarenW
Dec 09, 2008

I have to confess that I don''t usually read this kind of novel, but when it was recommended to me so highly, I thought I should read it. And what a read! Twists of plot, engaging characters, and a break-neck speed all add up to one of the best books I have read in a while. The Baye family is shocked when one of their son''s friends is murdered and their son, Adam, is a suspect. What they find out is that they while they may be driving Adam to everything and checking out his parties, they don''t really know him that well at all. And what they don''t know about him is what could get him killed as well. Absolutely un-put-downable!

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JanBerg
Oct 18, 2008

A hard book to put down. A friend of mine recommended this book and author, I can't wait to read more of his. A must read for everyone

ceecee Jun 26, 2008

convoluted storyline; intriguing nonetheless

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conehead
Jun 23, 2008

Fast-paced suspense/thriller that keeps the pages flying by. Easy enough for the likes of Harlan Coben, but for me, it is the ending of a story of this ilk that leaves a lasting impression on me and this story began its collapse with about 100 pages to go as the various parallel story lines began to connect. Too tidy for my tastes. Almost as if he got sick of the story and began forcing the issue.

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