Saturday, January 24, 2015


Author:  Linwood Barclay
Genre:  Thriller, Sequel to No Time for Goodbye
Published:  2014
Personal Rating:  2.75/5 (eh +)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Brian O'Neill &
Graham Winton
Yearly Count:  5

In the same neighborhood as the Archers, a retired couple is murdered for no apparent reason.  Soon after, the daughter, Grace, chooses to rebel against her parents and date a wayward boy.  Trouble ensues.

When I saw another Barclay book in audio that I hadn't listened to yet, I was a happy person.  He usually writes with a family theme and that's different from most other thriller books I read, so I enjoy the variety it brings.  Unfortunately, this one didn't work for me.  Can't say specifically, other than it seemed too far from reality.

Thoughts of Joy


  1. Oh, this is too bad. I really liked NO TIME FOR GOODBYE and haven't read this one yet. I'll likely try it sometime soon, but hope I have a better time. Linwood Barclay has an interesting way of writing about regular people in really irregular circumstances. I like that.

    1. Kay ~ I definitely like the family theme. Hopefully your experience will be better than mine. I'm still a fan, though. :)

  2. I don't think I've ever read anything by Linwood Barclay. I'm sorry this one wasn't better. I may have to try another of the author's books at some point. I like what Kay said about the author writing about regular people in irregular situations. That appeals to me.

    1. Literary Feline ~ I've read many of his books and this one has my lowest rating. My favorite was Never Look Away (read in 2010) with a rating of 4.25/5. Hope you give him a try.


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