Sunday, September 6, 2015

Keep Quiet with the Lit Wits

 
 
 
 
From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man's split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.
Jake Buckman's relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan's entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies. Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which threatens to tear their family to shreds and ruin them all.
Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet will have readers and book clubs debating what it means to be a parent and how far you can, and should, go to protect those you love.
 
From Me:
I listened to this one on audio and I'm giving it 4 stars.  I think if I had read it in print, it would get a 3.8.
It's a recommended book either way.
We read this at our Lit Wits book club in August, and  it was a great one for discussion.
Right or wrong---decisions you make in a split second---how far would you go to protect your child.
These were the topics we discussed.
There was  little bit of predictability, but I never saw the end coming.  Some of my book club peeps did tho.
 
One thing about Lisa Scottoline,  she always has some hot topics (themes) in her books.  Gives one lots to think about and  to talk about.
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It was a nice evening to talk books!
Book club evenings are my favorite!
 

 
 


As always, Shauna has the official drink--usually book related.
 
This one was a Dirty Girl!
It tasted like dessert.
 




Last month we met at Trudy's.
She put up some nice décor...
At first, we thought she was inviting us to Li Wits Hell!
But then figured out that was an O not a period.
( which made us very happy, as Trudy is a wonderful hostess and hell is not what we were expecting)
 
 
And this is not true at all!!
We read!
Really.  We do.

 


1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

At first I thought you meant the Lit Wits were keeping quiet and I couldn't imagine such a thing! The book sounds like a great book club choice.