Number One bestselling author Harlan Coben has become an unstoppable force in crime fiction. He is already a massive SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and this will take him even further. Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their sixteen-year-old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer Hill - the latest in a string of issues at school - they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe." Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 158 x 234 x 40mm | 762.03g
- 17 Apr 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US, and has established a best-selling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.
'Like all Coben's work, it's slick and skillfully assembled' SUNDAY TIMES 'One of the most consistently brilliant thriller writers, Coben delivers again with Hold Tight' DAILY MAIL 'Bypass Grisham for American crime writer Coben' GQ '[A] superior thriller... Hold Tight, as the title suggests, provides a rollercoaster ride, full of twists and turns, which explores the fireceness of paternal love.' EVENING STANDARD 'This novel exudes the sort of high-grade glossy competence that characterises a good Agatha Christie story or an episode of The Sopranos. And that's a considerable compliment.' -- Andrew Taylor THE SPECTATOR 'When a thriller writer starts trading on 'ishoos' it's generally a sign of trouble at the creative mill. Not here.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'This thrilling book will have you hooked' BELLA 'Coben's 17th novel reads like a checklist of contentious societal ills: gun crimes, substance abuse and modern parenting techniques all feature in a plot that, like many of his thrillers, underlines how easily fate and confusion can conspire to induce tragedy.' ESQUIRE 'An irresistibly fluid narrative drive and more twists than a box of corkscrews, help make Hold Tight another masterwork from one of crime fiction's most accomplished writers.' -- YORKSHIRE EVENING POST 'Vintage Coben' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Coben is still one of America's masters of the hook, the twist and the surprise ending.' LITERARY REVIEW 'Turn off the phone, turn off the PC and prepare to be sucked in.' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY 'an excellent psychological thriller... If, like me, you have been waiting with baited breath for the new Harlen Coben book - Hold Tight will not disappoint.' CRIME SQUAD 'Once started there's no way it will remain unfinished' LONDON LITE 'Hold Tight is one of his [Coben's] finest stand-alone novels, demonstrating his quiet skill at orchestrating tension... This is vintage Harlan Coben, and a cinematic adaptation (French or otherwise) is bound to follow.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'Harlan Coben is a member of that select group of American writers, which includes Michael Connelly and James Patterson, whose fans hungrily await each publication. Hold Tight is that perfect piece of work - a book to pick up at the airport with the promise of an exciting holiday read.' MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS