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Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

Hold Tight (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Harlan Coben

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Title:Hold Tight
Authors:Harlan Coben
Info:Dutton Adult (2008), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
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Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (2008)

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  cottageusedbooks | Jan 14, 2017 |
Another classic Harlan Coben book, trying to work out exactly what is going on, who is involved, etc. Like all his books there are so many sub-plots and the twists keep coming! And as is often the case there is a twist at the end that you most definitely didn't see coming. Yet another very enjoyable book and I cannot recommend this author enough, he is surely the Master of Mystery! ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
A page turner. ( )
  jeanniea | Apr 16, 2016 |
One of the better thrillers I've read this year. ( )
  add_dragon | Mar 26, 2016 |
A pageturner - as I expected. My second book by Harlan Coben - and not the last, that's for sure.

Harlan Coben mixes various plots in this thriller. A couple decides to spy on their son after the suicide of one of his friends. A killer is on the loose, beating women to death, a teacher's life becomes miserable after he makes an unfair remark towards a girl in class, leading to mobbing from her classmates.
The author did a good job portraying the kids and teens. They were believable, their problems were understandable. The ethical question if it is ok to spy on your children in order to keep them out of trouble was especially interesting - and the author offers no easy solution, just food for thoughts.
I did not like the plot concerning the killer that much. I found that part of the book a little exaggerated - that's the reason why I give four instead of five stars. ( )
  Ellemir | Feb 1, 2016 |
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#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do parents really want to know about their kids?

#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller.

#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben has become an unstoppable force in suspense fiction. His most recent novel, The Woods, spent more time on the New York Times bestseller list than his previous books and sales reached his highest levels to date. His latest page-turner, which is about just how far parents will go to protect their kids, is destined for the top of every bestseller list.

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—the latest in a string of issues at school—they can’t help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam’s computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: “Just stay quiet and all safe.”

Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son’s death . . . and he wasn’t alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera’s range; but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?

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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.… (more)

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