Just Finished: Touch & Go {BlogHer Book Club}

I didn’t really realize how long it had been since I read a good thriller/mystery novel until I cracked the (virtual) spine on Lisa Gardner’s Touch & Go. I enjoyed it quite a lot and it kept me guessing until the end. There were lots of zigs and zags and plot twists a plenty. That said, I don’t really know how to review a who-done-it with out giving things away. As a dedicated hater of review spoilers myself, I will try and keep things vague.

The book is about a kidnapping – not a spoiler because it happens 10 pages in. Which is nice, I hate it when you have to wait through several chapters leading up to a kidnapping when the kidnapping is listed on the back of the book. It builds the wrong kind of tension for me. I thought the structure in the book flowed well for a book that shows the victim and law enforcement side of an event. Plus flashblacks! And yet it all flowed together very well, it sort of had a victim point-of-view, flashback, law enforcement point-of-view, flashback composition that actuall worked very well.

I got invested in all of the characters and was definitely rooting for people along the way. This is where I have to tread even more carefully, I would not necessarily say that the ending was satisfactory, but it was surely conclusive. I have never been a fan of a mystery with a wishy washy ending and Lisa Garder does not do that in Touch & Go. This would be a great airplane/car trip read because it makes the time fly by when you read it.  It is near paperback price for the kindle release ($12.99), so no need to be a wait for it to get cheaper holdout.

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This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own. They don’t insist we like the book. Really.

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4 Responses to “Just Finished: Touch & Go {BlogHer Book Club}”

  1. Audrey says:

    I liked it a lot too! I read the whole thing in one evening and then immediately went to my library catalog to see what digital copies she might have for me to immediately read. Sadly none were available…until last night! :D

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    Amy Reply:

    Let me know which ones you read/if you liked them!

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  2. Arnebya says:

    I liked it too. And I agree; I was satisfied with the ending although it could have been more…involved? Different? Fleshed out? Whatever? I was satisfied.

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    Amy Reply:

    I feel like the very, very end (aka the final resolution was super abrupt), but it makes total sense that it was written that way, I think.

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