Linwood Barclay

Have you tried reading Linwood Barclay yet?

Intriguing and suspenseful, his novels also tend to have a slightly dark undertone ….

Never Look Away

We start with an amusement park on a warm summer Saturday. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. As David struggles to restore his family, he discovers that the people we’re most close to are the ones with the biggest secrets.

The Accident

Milford,Connecticut, is though to be a quiet, orderly place to live.  But people are beginning to feel the effects of the Credit Crunch, and things are changing. Even decent, normally law-abiding folks have started getting a little creative when it comes to making ends meet.

For Glen Barber, the recession has been particularly bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire on a job site. Also his wife appear to have her own plans for getting them out of their financial jam,

And that’s when the accident happens…

Suddenly it looks as if the ‘get rich quick’ scheme is more likely to get you dead. Glen must risk everything to find out what’s lurking behind the town’s idyllic façade.

Because some accidents, aren’t accidents at all…………..

Fear the Worst

Sydney Blake’s summer is shaping up to be typical for a teenager, but one night she fails to come home from a shift at the local hotel. Her father Tim begins to panic after he visits the hotel and the manager claims that Sydney has never worked there. Grilling his daughter’s friends for clues leads Tim nowhere — except to threats against his life — and as he frantically chases every lead, he can’t help but wonder if Sydney is even still alive. Despite a growing list of unanswered questions, all Tim knows for certain is that he must continue searching for his daughter no matter how high the stakes become.

Too Close to Home

Promise Falls is a small town in upstate New York where nothing much ever happens. So, when the Cutter family is shot dead during a summer evening, the townspeople are shocked by the brutal killings.

Especially for the Langley family who lived next door………

The two families were close, and as the murder investigation reveals secrets about theLangley’s, Jim Cutter begins to question how well they really knew the family next door. Albert was a criminal defense attorney and Jim believes that the murder may be payback from a crime victim for a job too well done. He ultimately discovers that Derek was in the house at the time of the murders. Unfortunately, Jim’s son may possess what the killers were really seeking

No Time for Goodbye

Fourteen-year-old Cynthia has an argument with her father. The next day, she wakes up to find that her parents and brother have vanished.

Twenty-five years later, she is married with a daughter, but she can’t forget about her family’s disappearance. After Cynthia appears on a crime show to speak about the tragedy, people begin to break into her house. They call Cynthia and hang up when she answers. A mysterious caller tells Cynthia that her father is still alive……….

Is it the clue she’s been waiting for? Will she solve the greatest mystery of her life? Or is someone playing games with Cynthia’s emotions?

You may like to read Linwood Barclay if you enjoy authors such as:


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