"No Time For Goodbye," by Linwood Barclay
Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family–mother, father,brother–had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever. Now, twenty-five years later, she’ll learn the devastating truth.
Sometimes it’s better not to know. . . .
Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn’t over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous “gifts”–someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers her killer’s shocking identity, it will again be too late . . . even for goodbye.
This is our book for our September book club meeting. I normally read the book a few days before the meeting, but decided to read this earlier for some reason. I have never read any books by Linwood Barclay before so didn't know what to expect. It's called "a thriller," which I found confusing, a murder, mystery would have been a better sub-title I think, but what do I know?
There was plenty of action in the book and with the twists and turns it kept you interested. I found the character Cynthia hard work for some reason, but I guess unless you had been through the same thing as she had, who knows what you would turn out like? I did guess a couple of the things in the book, but the one thing; I never saw coming at all. You could have knocked me over with a feather when that situation unfolded. I can't say what but it does involve the name/character Connie.
Stars out of 5 : 5 Had me hooked right away. Wish the character Vince Fleming was featured more, I liked him. It's a "meaty" book and one you need to pay attention to while you're reading it. It took me a few days to read it. I will definitely be checking out his other books. Well worth you time reading this book.