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Keep quiet / Lisa Scottoline.

By: Scottoline, Lisa, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781472221773; 9781250010094 (hardback); 1250010098 (hardback).Subject(s): Family secrets -- Fiction | Teenage boys -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Traffic accidents -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC030000 | FIC031000 Online resources: Cover image Summary: 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.Summary: "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"--
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<p> One decision. One family's future in ruins. </p> <p>When Jake Buckman decides to let Ryan, his sixteen-year-old son practice driving home along a deserted street, he has no idea of the deadly consequences.</p> <p>But in the darkness of night, a runner comes from nowhere and the hit is fatal.</p> <p>Now Jake and Ryan have two options: admit Ryan's responsibility ... or drive home as though nothing happened. What follows is not a clear-cut hit and run, but a split-second decision by a father who will do anything to protect his son.</p> <p> How much should a parent sacrifice for their child? </p> <p> And could any family survive the burden of such a terrible secret? </p>

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.

"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"--

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A casual decision by a father-letting his teenage son drive on a lonely stretch of road-has horrific consequences for his family. When tragedy strikes Jake Buckman and his 16-year-old son, Ryan, they realize just how much split-second decisions can shape the future and how much they'll have to fight to keep their family intact. This fast-paced thriller keeps the reader engaged until the very end. Narrator Ron Livingston is less successful in making transitions between the narration and the two main male characters. His performance is muddy and overwrought at times. VERDICT Overall, recommended with slight reservations. For thriller and family drama listeners. ["Scottoline (Don't Go) has written another winning novel of unparalleled suspense. Fans of psychological suspense and family dynamics will want to snap this one up," read the starred review of the St. Martin's hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 3/21/14.]-J. Sara Paulk, Wythe-Grayson Regional Lib., Independence, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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