Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet 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 Q

  • Title: Keep Quiet
  • Author: Lisa Scottoline
  • ISBN: 9781466842045
  • Page: 302
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 relatioNew 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.

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    About “Lisa Scottoline

    • Lisa Scottoline

      Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award winning author of 30 novels, including her upcoming, AFTER ANNA She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Chick Wit which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman s perspective These stories, along with many other never before published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool Lisa reviews popular fiction and non fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she taught a course she developed, Justice and Fiction Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn t have it any other way.

    628 thoughts on “Keep Quiet

    • Ugh. This book was a huge disappointment for me. I WANTED to like it, and I really wanted to care about the story line. It didn't happen at all. After the first couple of chapters I was trying to push through, hoping it would get better. It didn't. I hope that there are others that enjoy this book. I typically like her stories, but the dialogue in this one was AWFUL. The writing seemed very unpolished and awkward. I made it to page 160 and I finally decided to give it up. Life is too short for b [...]


    • I flew through this book, it was so hard to put down. I had read a few reviews before hand where people had described it being hard to read. I didn't get it until I was into the book. While I loved it, it was hard to read. Besides the whole fact of the main plot, I found I didn't like very many of the characters and it was a little difficult to relate. It was hard not to be judgy because after all, as horrible as it was, who knows what we would do in that situation to protect our children. Every [...]


    • After I began reading this book and discovered it involved a hit and run death, I thought—not again. I’d just read a book with a similar plot line a week or so ago and was frustrated at the thought of another character not facing up to their moral responsibility—it was just too much. Scottoline’s characters, Jake and Ryan Buckman, a father and son, find themselves having to tell lie upon lie to keep their secret hidden from wife and mother Pam, school friends and business associates, et [...]


    • I want to give some thought as to the review to this book. So far I can say that I am very disappointed in how far away this book varies from Scottoline's normal writing quality. This book was also EXTREMELY repetitive. I would say the first half of the book was based on the 2 linesJake (the dad)- "Ryan, I know you are worried. I will take care of it." Ryan (the son)- "Dad I'm so worried. We need to go to the police." The entire first half of the book was based on those 2 lines or variations of [...]


    • Here we have another fairly chunky book, full of promise, but let down by clunky writing, poor punctuation, horrid characters and as much padding as a Tog15 goose down duvet.The premise is good – Jake, wanting to rekindle a failing relationship with teenage son Ryan, allows him, against his better judgement, to drive his racy Audi. The fact that Ryan is not permitted to drive after eleven o' clock at night and it's a foggy, drizzly night, does not stop Jake agreeing. The worst happens – Ryan [...]


    • This had lots of good twists and turns but reading it was a little eerie as the plot line (leaving the scene of a hit-and-run and hiding it from the family) and theme (how far do you go to protect your children) were very similar to Carla Buckley's THE DEEPEST SECRET, and if they weren't published at about the same time of the year I would say one author would have a case for plagiarism. And even though it was the third book I've read this year about protecting your family by hiding a heinous ev [...]


    • I'm such a fan of Scottoline but I almost didn't finish this book. It was repetitive and I figured out the ending about a third of the way through. On top of that, it was very depressing. A father, who had never been close to his teenage son, makes a decision that will change the lives of his whole family and several others, and then covers it up. The story is about the changes that take place in these people. An OK read but Scottoline has written much better.


    • Estava com grandes expectativas neste livro e não me desiludiu.Agarrou-me de início e foi-me mantendo sempre interessada!! Gostei mesmo imenso, havia cada reviravolta!!Aconselho sem reservas :)revisto em 10/09/2015: Se pudesse daria 4,5* pelo entusiasmo com que o li.


    • Accountant Jake Buckman had let his relationship with his sixteen year old son, Ryan go. He had let his wife, Pam, take over while he built up his accounting business. Pam was a state judge but she was the one to take the boy to his games, appointments and bond with him. They had been through marriage counseling and a product of that was that Jack was supposed to strengthen his ties with Ryan. Jake decided to be the one to pick up his son at the movies. Ryan, 6’5” and a varsity basketball pl [...]


    • I won this book in a giveaway, and I am so excited, happy, and thankful that I did. This novel was not only a quick read which held my attention, but also explored the deeper ties of family relationships. However, being that this book am advanced readers edition and NOT the final piece of work, there are a few things that could be taken into consideration for improvement. One thing that made me pause was the dialogue of the son early in the novel. At points it almost felt forced, like Scottolin [...]


    • I nominate this book for the prize of Most Terrible Book I've Read This Decade. Flat, predictable characters and terrible writing.(Is "ahold" even a word you can use in written literature?) But it does have suspense. And once the mystery got ahold of me, I just kept going backch like getting a bad case of the flu and steeling myself to persevere until the end. I made it. Now I just need to get ahold of a light & fluffy but well-written novel and I can quickly put this one out of my head.


    • Have you ever done some little thing that woulda-coulda-shoulda turned into some great big HUGE deal? Like slipping something bright and shiny👑🔔🏆 into your pocket in the Dollar Store💵 and just happening to forget about it (OPPS!😨) until you were already outside in the parking lot. And you’re looking back to see if the store detective🚔🚓 is rushing out to apprehend you. Holey smokems! Better get outta heah . . . FAST! 🚀 Then whaddaya gonna do? Huh? ‘Cause things are abo [...]


    • This is a very average story about a perfect family, that makes a terrible mistake and has to live with the consequences. Jake Buckman lets his son drive his car and this leads to an accident and a dead girl. Thrown into this mix is the rather dubious moral decision to just leave the scene, taken by Jake and then to lie and cover up. There is also a bit of blackmail and Jake discovering his perfect family isn’t so perfect.At the heart of the novel is the moral dilemma. What would you do if you [...]


    • A quick read for me, this was an intriguing enough story but for some reason was not really hitting the mark for me on several levels.The premise is an interesting one – how far would you go to protect your children? Jake takes a fast decision to try and cover up a terrible accident in order to protect his son’s future – but keeping this secret is far from easy as Ryan falls apart and the tangled web gets ever more invasive.What I did like about this one was the moral choices, how the char [...]


    • WellI found this book to be just okay. It was one of those reads that I felt compelled to finish because I wanted to know how it ends. I was initially drawn to it because of the description but it was one of those books that sounded better than it actually was. On the one hand, it had moments when I was glued to the pages but there were also times when the plot droned on or felt contrived. The book revolves around the following dilemma: As a parent, to what lengths would you go to protect your c [...]


    • Ryan and his dad, Jake were not particularly close and although he loved his son dearly he somewhat resented the closeness he shared with his mom, Pam his wife.At his wife's suggestion he goes to pick up Ryan at the movies. Jake is driving him home when Ryan asks if he could drive the rest of the way. Knowing he has a permit and cannot drive at night Jake figures they are less then five minutes from home and he is in the car with him, so why not??? Maybe Ryan would actually think of his dad as c [...]


    • Wanting to get closer to his son Ryan, Jake Buckman unwisely lets the underage teen take the wheel of his Audi. Taking his eyes of the road for an instant Ryan hits and kills a female jogger. Wanting to protect Ryan - a good student and star basketball player with a promising future - Jake decides to leave the scene of the crime. This unfortunate decision has dire consequences. For one thing Ryan can't live with the lies and starts to fall apart. For another, someone might have witnessed the acc [...]


    • Wow. I am very tempted to only give this 2 stars so maybe it should be 2.5 stars. I listened to this on Audible and it was read by Ron Livingston (Office Space) so he is the image I had of the dad (which was actually kind of fitting). I know the purpose of this book was to purely entertain - but I swear the more historical fiction I read, the less I like pure fiction. I want to take away something after reading a book - and this book was so unbelievable and so un-real that what I took away from [...]


    • I love Lisa Scottoline's books and this was written with her typical brilliance of plot twists and turns. I gave this only 1 star because I almost put this down several times. I was very upset and angry that Jake left the scene of the hit and run and put his son's future ahead of what is right and at every turn was teaching Ryan not to taking responsibility for his actions which is exactly what Ryan wanted to do. Every day I see parents teaching this same lesson and unfortunately most kids learn [...]



    • 3.5 starsThis is my first time reading a book from Lisa Scottoline and I am impressed! This book follows a man named Jake and his son Ryan and they are out one night, and Jake lets Ryan drive even though he's underage and unlicensed, and while driving Ryan hits and kills a woman who's on a run. In a moment of panic and thinking about how this would affect Ryan's future, they flee the scene of the accident. We get to watch as this hit and run incident starts to consume their lives and lying to ev [...]


    • I have read a lot of this author’s books which I find quite enjoyable. This book takes a turn on what the author usually writes. Instead of focusing on the women in the book she is basing the story around the male. The story is about Jake, Pam and Ryan. Pam wants Jake to pick Ryan up from the movies since father/son haven't been getting along and Pam is hoping that they can bond. While on their way home, Jake lets Ryan get behind the wheel thinking that this will be a bonding experience but li [...]


    • I was going through my books and came across this one. It has been a while since I have read anything by Lisa. So I decided to pick this book up and start reading it. Wow. I knew Lisa could write but I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I hate to say this but if it was not for the terrible event that brought Jake and Ryan together, I probably would have not found the family that interesting. It is because of this event that bonded the whole family and brought out the fighter in e [...]


    • Terrible. Was looking for a quick beach read, something easy and simple. This was too easy and simple. The characters were not well developed, the dialogue not believable, and I could not stand the wife (who I think was supposed to be a *good* character). Because I disliked this character so much, it made me dislike all of the interactions w her family and the way they viewed/worshipped her. 2 stars instead of 1 because it made me think, once or twice, 'what would I do in a similar situation?'.


    • I have mixed feelings about reading this book. In the beginning I found it slow and difficult to read.Jake loves his 16 year old son Ryan but has a strained relationship with him so at his wife's urging, he goes to pick up Ryan from the movies. He makes two poor decisions that night. At Ryan's urging, Jake allows him to drive even though with a driver's permit Ryan should not be driving that late at night. Jake allows his because as he later says "I wanted to be a buddy more than a parent." A tr [...]


    • Welljust try to put it down is all I can say. I am not a suspense person. I am a "life is scary enough" person but I had read Lisa Scottoline's non-fiction and loved it so I wanted to read the type of book she is most renowned for. I don't want to say anything that gives anything away. It was a great story. The scenario of how things began was a little too realistic when you have kids that age which is what made it so suspenseful. It feels like what happened at the beginning of the book could ha [...]


    • I received an Advanced Reader's Edition copy of Keep Quiet from a giveaway. My rating is actually a 3.5 but I'm not able to actually fill half a star. This book was good overall but the beginning felt somewhat predictable. Reading the description of the book I was able to predict exactly what the event that would test the father/son duo would be which made the first part of the book a bit boring for me as I have read numerous other books with the same basic storyline. This book did take me long [...]


    • Jake Buckman is trying to connect with his 16-year old son, Jake, allowing him to drive outside of the hours of his license. Tragically, (view spoiler)[ Ryan kills a woman jogging around a blind corner, and(hide spoiler)] Jake's willingness to take the blame is impossible because Ryan would not hold up under examination. Then, a blackmailed intervenes driving a wedge between them and wife/mother/Judge Pam, causing further family secrets to be revealed. There was too much registration of the semi [...]


    • I actually went back to read reviews of other Scottoline books I have read - all two stars! Why do I keep attempting to enjoy her books? This story is barely "fine." The clichés and poor writing style got comical after a while. My favorite groan came when the main character decided he was "recalibrating a new route" in life, just as he recalibrated his GPS system in his car. Ugh!


    • The characters in the story make one bad decision after another. It made this a hard book for me to read. That being said, I seemed to read it very quickly. The writing itself was good. Just didn't like the intensity of the story.


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