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Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay
  

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November 2017 Book of the Month

A clever, thrilling, wild and unstoppable ride from beginning to end. I was hoping, really, really hoping that the ‘Promise Falls trilogy’ would continue past the third book, and quite literally jumped up and down with glee when I heard it had. You could read ‘Parting Shot’ as a standalone, however I recommend starting with the trilogy, as it is superb and leads into this book. Private Investigator Cal Weaver and Detective Barry Duckworth are back in action, Cal deviating from investigation into protection and Duckworth trying to solve a confusing case involving retribution. Delving into the horrors of on-line trolling, abuse, and worse, Linwood Barclay has hit the nail right on the head of a disturbing trend and then hurled it into a vortex. I was hooked from the get-go and as the tale spiralled and began to weave together, took a deep breath and held on tight. ‘Parting Shot’ is a clever, disturbing, gripping read and I can whole-heartedly recommend it. Liz Robinson

If you like Linwood Barclay you might also like to read books by Tess Gerritsen, Dennis Lehane and James Patterson.

Synopsis

Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay

If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it . . . wouldn't you?After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action . . . A gripping thriller packed with scandal in a small town, from the master of the twist you never saw coming - international bestseller, Linwood Barclay.

About the Author

Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay was our Guest Editor in October 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. He is the author of four acclaimed Zack Walker mysteries, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, and is the author of the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one besteller, No Time For Goodbye.

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Publication date

2nd November 2017

Author

Linwood Barclay

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781409163954

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