Monday, 28 April 2008

Book ~ "No Time for Goodbye" (2007) - Linwood Barclay

From Goodreads ~ Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family, mother, father, brother had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever. Now, twenty-five years later, she'll learn the devastating truth.

Sometimes better not to know ...

Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn't over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous gifts, someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one's innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers her killer's shocking identity, it will again be too late ... even for goodbye.

I had really enjoyed Barclay's Zack Walker series earlier this year so was looking forward to reading his latest.

It's definitely a different tone (more serious) than the Walker series. It took me a bit to get into it but I'm glad I did as I enjoyed it.

I cared about the characters, especially Terry, who is the "voice" of the story.

I had the main plot figured out fairly quickly but it was interesting to see how Barclay got us there. But there's a surprise at the end I wasn't expecting.

So would I recommend this book? Yes!


Anonymous said...

My heart stopped a while when I read cynthia's morning. I dont dare to read that but become cool later when I read on...
I will just look into the book.

Say my Hi to Byron and Morgan!!


Anonymous said...

I had never heard of the author but will look for it at the library. The story looks very intriguing...