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Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay
  

Never Saw it Coming

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February 2013 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.

With pacy plots and a pared down writing style Linwood Barclay continues to deliver very human thrillers, stocked with real characters drawn from small town America, that you can consume in a single sitting. A small time hustler, who poses as a psychic, gets much more than she bargained for when one of her supposed ‘visions’ is a little too near the truth. Another cracking thriller full of twists, turns and surprises from Canadian author Linwood Barclay.

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Synopsis

Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay

Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what she passes herself off as. The truth is, Keisha's real powers have more to do with separating troubled families from their money than actually seeing into the netherworld. Keisha watches the news for stories of missing family members. She gives it a few days, then moves in, tells these families she's had a vision, that she may have some clue to where these missing people are. And by the way, she charges for this service, and likes to see the money up front. Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home, or, if she's been abducted, pleading with whoever took her to let her go. Keisha knows a payoff when she sees one. So she pays a visit to our troubled husband and tells him her vision. The trouble is, her vision just happens to be close enough to the truth that it leaves this man rattled. And it may very well leave Keisha dead...

Reviews

A fake psychic con-artist gets a nasty surprise in a thriller that'll take your mind off the weather outside. MAIL ON SUNDAY a witty, thoroughly enjoyable tale of crime verging on farce -- Marcel Berlins THE TIMES an amusing tale of a fake psychic who finds herself in jeopardy when she realises the husband she is 'helping
may have killed his missing wife. A page

-turner par excellence. -- Mark Sanderson SUNDAY TELEGRPAPH A devilishly clever, tightly plotted thriller, this grips from the first pages to the superb whip-smart conclusion SUNDAY MIRROR


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

31st January 2013

Author

Linwood Barclay

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Publisher

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

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781409141419

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