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Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Lisa Scottoline

St. Martin's Griffin

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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.

"Scottoline has written another winning novel of unparalleled suspense. Fans of psychological suspense and family dynamics will want to snap this one up." —Library Journal (starred review)

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Chapter One


Jake Buckman knew his son had a secret, because his wife told him so. They didn't know what it was but they suspected it was about a girl, since Ryan had been texting non-stop and dressing better for school, which meant...

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“Scottoline keeps the tension high while portraying a family in turmoil. A heck of a twist ending wraps everything …a satisfying, suspenseful read..” —Booklist

“Scottoline brings tension to a boil in her latest novel. Her characters are believable, and her protagonist is sympathetic despite making a truly horrific choice at the start of the novel…This is an intriguing exploration of human frailties, justice and family relationships.” —RT Book Reviews

“This book shows she is at the top of her form. It's a roller-coaster ride of plot twists and cliffhangers. Her pacing is impeccable, as she mixes up the action with scenes that get inside the emotional lives of her characters, revealing their pain, insecurities and confusion...The book is a fast, fun read…Scottoline leaves the reader sated, satisfied and ready for the author's next thrilling ride.” —Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Lisa Scottoline is an author who knows her way around a suspenseful plot. She has done it in the past and she does it again with her latest novel KEEP QUIET.” —Huffington Post

“A page-turner…Keep Quiet has drama, mystery, suspense and emotion.” —Deseret News

“A well-written, suspenseful story.” —Brazosport Facts

“Suspense at its finest, a story that will grab the reader from the very first page causing the reader to bubble with different emotions with each turn of the page. There's a reason why Lisa Scottoline is a NY Times bestselling author, and Keep Quiet proves it.” —Affaire de Coeur

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About the author

Lisa Scottoline

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of twenty-two novels. She has thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She has served as the President of Mystery Writers of America, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. She also writes a weekly humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs, the first of which is entitled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

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