Hold Tight (Harlan Coben)

Mrs Bailey has sent in another review, this time of Harlan Coben’s ‘Hold Tight’.  Here’s what happens…

“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…”  Nielsen Bookdata Online

Mrs Bailey says of this book:

“Detective work and family secrets make this book a riveting read! I couldn’t put it down.  Some good characters. Will make you question your actions. Would appeal to young and old.  I finished it at 1.30 this morning, couldn’t put it down!!!”

Sounds like a must…  If you’ve read this or any other books by Coben, please let us know.

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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