Title: HOLD TIGHT
Author: Harlan Coben
Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone
Setting: Glen Rock, NJ
Marianne nursed her third shot of Cuervo, marveling at her endless capacity to destroy any good in her pathetic life, when the man next to her shouted, "Listen up, sweetcakes: Creationism and evolution are totally compatible."
This was a great story, as usual, but with many characters to keep track of. In the end, they all fit together, but I found myself flipping back to remind me who was who.
The main story focuses on Mike and Tia Baye who are struggling to deal with their 16-year-old Adam's behavior after a friend commits suicide. A main component to the story is the weighing between a child's right to privacy and a parent's right to know. How far, as a parent, should you go to protect your child?
SPOILER ALERT: This plays a key part in the book and even my husband, who is a police officer, was not entirely aware. Scary, scary! Lock up your children, I say!
I've enjoyed every single stand-alone written by Coben and I look forward to the next. Unfortunately, I've had no desire to read the Myron Bolitar series so I'll just wait patiently until the next stand-alone comes along.