In the unfolding story, it seems obvious that the two of them will be facing uncertainty and the possibility of discovery.
At this point in Keep Quiet, we meet characters like Dr. Dave, the coach and a therapist, who inserts himself into the lives of the Buckman family with unwanted advice and the kind of intrusiveness that can only anger someone with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Pam seems entirely too trusting of Dr. Dave, and while they have promised not to tell anyone their secret, there is always a risk. There was something oily and annoying about Dr. Dave, so I felt that there was more to him than met the eye.
And then there is the man who approaches Jake, claiming to be someone whose son is playing basketball, but who is not what he seems. Who is he and why is he moving in on them with just enough information to threaten their world? What is his angle, and how will Jake deal with him?
Even though I was rooting for the Buckman family, I did not like Pam, even though, in the end, she seemingly came through for the family. But her attitude throughout, until the final moments, was judgmental and harsh. She blamed Jake for everything, while not acknowledging her own mistakes or poor choices.
As the story drew to a close, I liked how new pieces of the puzzle suddenly came out, throwing a new slant on everything we thought we knew. The final resolution was a good one for Jake, Ryan, and Pam. An intense suspenseful tale that kept me rapidly turning pages. 4.5 stars.