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Never Saw it Coming

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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.

If you like Linwood Barclay you might also like to read books by Harlan Coben, Sarah Hilary and Tess Gerritsen.

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Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay

Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. So she says. The truth is, she watches the news for stories of missing family members, gives it a few days, then tells these families she's had a vision. She may be able to help. 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 for whoever took her to let her go. So she pays him a visit. The trouble is, her vision just happens to be close enough to the truth that it leaves the man rattled. And it may very well leave Keisha dead...NEVER SAW IT COMING is based on the novella CLOUDED VISION, which was published as part of the Quick Reads programme in 2011.


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 - 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. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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.

In the video below Linwood Barclay answer questions from Lovereading members.

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30th January 2014


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


320 pages


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