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Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Ron Livingston Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781427236166
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New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man's split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.

Jake Buckman's relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan's entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies. Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which threatens to tear their family to shreds and ruin them all.

Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet will have listeners and book clubs debating what it means to be a parent and how far you can, and should, go to protect those you love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engulfs readers with moral dilemmas even as it locks them in its suspense. One read you won’t forget.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “This fast-paced thriller keeps the reader engaged until the very end. Library Journal

  • Every parent's worst nightmare is brought chillingly to life by narrator Ron Livingston. He deftly captures the story's many characters and as the terror grows, his measured approach keeps the story believable… a riveting listening experience. AudioFile Magazine

  • “Scottoline has written another winning novel of unparalleled suspense.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Suspenseful…Lisa Socttoline keeps the tension high, while portraying a family in turmoil. A heck of a twist ending.”


  • “Every parent’s worst nightmare is brought chillingly to life by narrator Ron Livingston in this engaging mystery. When Jake allows his sixteen-year-old son, Ryan, to drive past the curfew of his learner’s permit, he has no idea of the harrowing repercussions he will unleash on himself, his happy family, and their future. Livingston deftly captures the story’s many characters—parents, teachers, other adults, and Ryan’s classmates. However, his best characters are sensitive, boyish Ryan and genial Doctor Dave—or, at least, that’s how he seems at first. As the terror grows, Livingston’s measured approach keeps the story believable. The surprise conclusion and epilogue also contribute to the riveting listening experience.”


  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, April 2014
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Chicago Tribune bestseller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, April 2014

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twigsy | 11/5/2016

    " Scottoline turns what should be the happiest occasion of a teenager's life into a veritable nightmare. How often have parents said "what's the worst that could happen?" This book swings back and forth between the teenager's view to the parent's view effortlessly. The conclusion is one none of the characters (or the reader) could have imagined. It's a bumpy twisty road to get there that keeps the reader interested throughout the book. "

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. There are thirty million copies of her books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries.

About the Narrator

Ron Livingston is an accomplished actor, best known for his roles in the film Office Space and the television shows Band of Brothers and Sex and the City.