Never Look Away

Wow! This is another fantastic book from Linwood Barclay.  Never Look Away (published by DoubleDay) is his 4th thriller and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s fast paced intrigue will keep you reading right til the end. It doesn’t let down, ever. Barclay is an amazing writer. Without giving too much away, this is the story of David Harwood, a reporter for the Promise Falls Standard, his wife Jan, and their son Ethan. Jan goes missing at an amusement park. David’s life starts to unravel because the police don’t think the situation adds up the way David tells it, and things just keep going from bad to worse. David begins to wonder if her disappearance has anything to do with the story he’s working on for the newspaper, a potential scandal involving a land deal to build a private prison on the outskirts of town. Or do other factors play into her vanishing right under his nose … well almost under his nose – on the way into the park she realized she left the backpack with sandwiches and a change of clothes for Ethan in the car so she says she’ll just dash back and pick it up and meet David & Ethan inside the entrance gate. She never shows up. The police don’t think she was ever there and they start going back over their life the past few weeks and David becomes increasingly confused by the events they uncover, or don’t. Who’s word is it – David’s or a host of other people she came in contact with… who’s telling the truth? What happened to her? Where is she? Why can’t they find her? And worst of all – is she alive or dead? It’s a gripping good read. You won’t want to put the book down.

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