Keep Quiet

St. Martin's. Apr. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781250010094. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466842045. F
OrangeReviewStarJake Buckman doesn't spend enough time with his son, Ryan, and he feels guilty. So when Ryan asks to drive on the short ride home from the movie theater, Jake agrees. After all, Ryan has his permit and will be able to drive legally in one month. It should have been uneventful, or at the very least a father-son bonding opportunity, but what happens on that fateful evening changes their lives forever. Shattered by the accident and bound by his responsibility for protecting his son, Jake goes to extraordinary lengths to hide his son's involvement in the real events of that night from everyone, including his wife, Ryan's mother, who also happens to be next in line for a federal district court judge appointment. As the pressure mounts, father and son struggle to maintain their own sanity as everything threatens to spiral out of control. 
VERDICT Scottoline (Don't Go) has written another winning novel of unparalleled suspense. Fans of psychological suspense and family dynamics will want to snap this one up. [See Prepub Alert, 10/ 20/13.]
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