⭐⭐⭐⭐·5 Twisty Stars
Jake Buckmans 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 readers and book clubs debating what it means to be a parent and how far you can, and should, go to protect those you love.
This book makes you think really carefully about what you would do and how far you would go to protect your family.
Jake has a good life, he has a brilliant job that he started from nothing, to the thriving business it is today, he has a beautiful wife Pam who he loves very much, and a teenage son Ryan who he doesn’t know very well at all.
Jakes relationship with Ryan is fading, he is always at work and doesn’t have any time for him, and he wants to put it right.
After a discussion about it with his wife it is decided that he will collect Ryan from the cinema that evening instead of Pam.
He turns up on time and collects Ryan as agreed, they are driving home with the usual uncomfortable silences they start to bond and actually start to chat like father and son.
When Ryan asks to drive his dads car, Jake obviously refuses as Ryan doesn’t have his drivers permit yet although he will have it in 1 month, and it was also after 11pm.
Because they are getting on so well Jake decides that it won’t hurt and pulls over on a long deserted road and lets Ryan drive.
All is well and Ryan is a good driver, they are chatting away and turn a bend and ……………
Jakes life is turned upside down ……..
This book is great, it has twists turns and then when you think you have it BAM another one pops up.
Get ready to have your mind twisted!