When I was in high school, I became obsessed with True Crime books. Out of everything I read, it became my go-to genre, leaving the twins of Sweet Valley High far behind. Flash forward to a few years later when I was dating a cop, the interest in True Crime only intensified. These days, I don’t read True Crime nearly as much, but crime tv certainly fills up our DVR, with everything from the Law & Order franchise to Criminal Minds. The latter of which I don’t watch when the kids aren’t home. Because for some reason, it scares me way more when I’m by myself than when they’re home.
So when I got an opportunity to review Lisa Gardner’s newest book, Touch and Go, steeped in mystery and good ‘ol whodunit, I was all set to revisit some of my favorite old stomping grounds. The story revolves around a perfect little family that just vanishes into thin air. With the help of the FBI, Private Investigator Tessa Leoni starts delving into what happened to the family, unraveling more secrets and mystery with every chapter, and the more she finds out, the less perfect the family becomes.
Author Lisa Gardner is known for being an expert researcher and has a way of detailing police procedures and forensic evidence that keeps you hooked … and wanting more. Most books take me weeks to finish, due largely in part to those two kids I care for, but this book I finished in just a few days. Gardner has a certain descriptive flair with words that really goes far to paint a very vivid picture. You can close your eyes and envision exactly what she had in mind when she wrote her words, and that kind of storytelling is the best way to draw you in.