Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Book - 2014
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"Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his sixteen-year-old son, Kurt, when disaster strikes. They get in a terrible car accident that threatens to derail not only Kurt's chances at college, but his entire future. Jake makes a split-second decision that saves his son from formal punishment, but plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies, and secrecy. Just when Jake thinks he has everything under control, a malevolent outsider comes forward with the power to expose Jake's secret and taunts him to the breaking point. Keep Quiet is the powerful and gut-wrenching tale of the unraveling--and the ultimate redemption--of a family"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250010094
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 18, 2018

A suspenseful story. I doubt many parents could positively state how far they would go in crisis situations unless they've lived them. The main issue herein: Is it better to be the parent or the buddy? Not as good as other books by Scottoline that I've read.

Jun 27, 2017

Just OK.

Jun 28, 2016

a very, very good read

Djeremay Apr 01, 2016

Excellent plot line, EXCEPT the ending. Author doesn't explain how the wife conveniently goes from telling her husband "it's over," "I want a divorce," to magically showing up just in time to foil the bad guy. It's as if the wife completely forgets that she kicked her husband out. Author also never explains why mother & son even decided to show up at the bad guy's in the first place.

Far too pat an ending, far too quickly, without even attempting to tie up loose ends. Disappointment from a usually good author.

Agent13 Jan 03, 2015

If the book kept to its title, trying to keep quiet about a life changing event, it would have kept my interest. However, convenient plot contrivances (of the TV movie variety) ruined this book for me.

Aug 23, 2014

Didn't take long to figure out someone else killed the girl. So many lies, so much deceit. Did not care much for this book.

Jul 04, 2014

This books makes you wonder how far would you go to protect your child. What would you do in a situation that the Buckman's faced??

Jun 07, 2014

Not exactly my cup of tea being All American teenage and parental angst with the team sports thrown in but... the story-line was well sustained and it would likely make a good movie of that genre.

Jenm7 Jun 01, 2014

Great read! At first, it seemed like maybe I had read this book before but I knew I hadn't. There are some interesting twists to this one.

May 25, 2014

What a powerful novel. I was immersed in the lives of Jake, his wife Pam, and their son, Ryan from page 1 and stayed tuned till the very end.
Is Pam a judge first or a mother? Is Jake a good father or just a provider? Is Ryan an achiever or a normal teenager who messes up? These and other questions keep us embroiled in the story which starts with a disastrous momentary lapse in decision making. Should the family "Keep Quiet?" or should they not? What would I do?
Rather than becoming a plot buster let me just say that Lisa Scottoline took the only way out of the situation and so it was somewhat expected; but better a tearjerker throughout than a tearjerker at the end. A definite must read.

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Apr 07, 2017

When I first started this book, it upset me and wasn't sure I could finish it. But I did and was thankful because it ended well. This author writes amazing stories! Please read this book!


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