Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

by Lisa Scottoline
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Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466842045
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 12,071
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of twenty-one novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and has been published in 35 countries. She has served as President of Mystery Writers of America, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. She also writes is a weekly humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs, the first of which is entitled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.


Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Hometown:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

July 1, 1955

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981

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Keep Quiet 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
L875 More than 1 year ago
I am not a suspense person. I am a "life is scary enough" person but I had read Lisa Scottoline's non-fiction and loved it so I wanted to read the type of book she is most renowned for. I don't want to say anything that gives anything away. It was a great story. The scenario of how things began was a little too realistic when you have kids that age which is what made it so suspenseful. It feels like what happened at the beginning of the book could happen. The story brings up the interesting point of how concerned we are with our kids' futures to the exclusion of what is actually happening in the present. Is what we imagine we want for their future more important than anything that's going on right now? But beyond that, it was just an incredibly suspenseful story that you just can't put down. I received this book as a First Reads free copy. I loved it and it was a great opportunity to read Lisa Scottoline's fiction for the first time. I will definitely read more. 4/14/2014 A friend and patron at our library has read ALL of Lisa Scottoline's books but when she read this one she said it was her best ever. She read it in 3 hours and is suggesting it to all of her friends who also love it. She wanted me to add that to the review for her.
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
It's about protecting one's family. And how far would you go? The story follows Jake who goes to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Jake let Ryan drive and they met with a tragic accident resulting in the death of a girl from school. Keep Quiet is all about the split second decision that Jake made at that critical moment which changes everything. But can a secret remain a secret for long? Things begin to unravel when a stranger threatens to expose everything. Gripping, impossible to put down. Grabs you in chapter one and never lets go. Just when you think nothing else could possibly change, there is another twist. I've always been a fan, this is one of her best!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an intense and powerful storyline that really is a mind-blower. This psychological suspense thriller will not allow you to tear yourself away from the pages. Interesting, incrediblae and so worth your time. I recommend all of Lisa's books. She's amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never written a review and read at least a book a week. This is by far the best book I have read in years! I couldn't put it down, every turn of the page was a new twist. I didn't get much sleep in the two and a half days! Loved it! SO Columbus Ohio
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a pleasant reading experience with just the right mixture of intrigue and drama.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
As I began KEEP QUIET, this riveting thriller, via audiobook (highly recommend with narrator Ron Livingston), planning on a few chapters before bedtime, (you know just to relax and unwind)….KEEP QUIET hooked me within the first 10 minutes! No way could I sleep, with my heart pounding, waiting to see what would happen next to this family, hanging on by a thread, in this “on the edge of your seat “ (or bed), intense page-turner! I was glued to my iPod into the wee hours of the morning before finishing. KEEP QUIET is Lisa Scottoline’s best book yet. She is at the TOP of her game with another winner. Having read many of Lisa’s books over the years, her last book, DON’T GO, (2013) 5 stars (highly recommend) and her latest KEEP QUIET (2014) a definite 5 stars+. Loving her fresh style and subject material, as an engaging and powerful read for a broad audience of teens, parents, adults-- men, and women, offering cutting edge topics, and trendy social media integration. (Love her strong titles with action words). The mixture of law, family drama, flawed characters, and a legal thriller, combined with moral and ethical dilemmas – quite appealing. Similar to Carla Buckley’s DEEPEST SECRET (great book), with the same premise of protecting one’s family with a hit and run accident; however, KEEP QUIET had its own unique identity and plot with a different twist, strong characters and emotion. When a cover up begins, things begin to unravel when a stranger threatens to expose creating another yet mystery. How far would you go to protect your child? How one quick decision to bond with your teen could turn on a dime and ruin the lives of many. This realistic storyline could easily happen to any parent or teen, and Lisa tackles the issues, with emotion and clarity. A fast-paced psychological suspense dramatic novel with the unraveling of one family to the ultimate redemption. Ideal for book clubs and discussions-- "what it means to be a parent and how far to go, to protect your child and family."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked after the first page! Only took me a day and a half to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down! Very thought provoking and lots of twists and turns. This would make a great movie.
AidensMomPA More than 1 year ago
Keep Quiet is an interesting story about a father and son bonding for the wrong reasons. It does make you want to get through the book so you can find out how everything works out.
akekela More than 1 year ago
Read this book at exactly the perfect time in my life when I was doing things for my daughter that I know where not right, but I wanted her to like me, instead of being strong and being the parent....thank you....you opened my eyes...great read...could not put it down.
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Great read, had me hooked big time, all the way to the end.
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Though i was a little disappointed with how it all played out, overall a solid read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All through the book I kept thinking, "What would I do." I guess there really is no answer to that question until it happens to you. Please God, NO! MaDW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, this was a disappointing book. I have read many of Scotolini's books and loved them. This one, though, was rather predictable. The main character makes a mistake that is destined to make trouble, then the expected trouble comes. Not a mistake many of us would make, with consequences that are too predictable. Skip this one and get one of her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very slow and predictable. I hoped that it would get better after a few chapters, but it didn't .
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If you loved Defending Jacob, you will love this. Nicely paced and full of parental choices that no one wants to make.
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I couldn't put it down
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This book kept my attention from start to finish. Makes you think about what you would do to protect your child.