Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner – Book Review

Touch & Go was an impulse pick at the library on my last visit. I have not read any book by Lisa Gardner. I had never even heard about her before. I took it based on a hunch after reading the blurb.

The blurb sure was catching. But rarely does a book live up to the expectations given by a blurb. This one is among the exceptions. It delivered much more than what the blurb said.

The book is quite fast paced and the pace is maintained throughout. There was not a single page where I felt that nothing much is happening or that it’s boring.

I was hooked right from the start when the Denbe family is kidnapped with such brutal efficiency. The book alternates between third person narratives and first person POV from the wife Libby.

The plot develops so well that I did not guess the person behind until the last few pages. There are constant surprises throughout the book. Even when I guessed the person behind, there was another surprise at the end that I didn’t see coming.

The book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone too. There were a few instances where events in the previous book is referred. It didn’t really take anything away from the reading experience even though I had no clue about it.

The character development is great and I felt Libby during her anguish for her daughter. There were so many situations where I could picture myself along with the characters. I was literally walking through their lives.

This is officially my first 5⭐ read for 2020. I am so glad I picked up this book. I will definitely be looking out for more of Gardner’s books.

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