Delivers what it promises - tension, thrills and escapism
Published 2007 by Bantam
Linwood Barclay has quickly become one of my favorite authors. His books feature a happy family in which some event intrudes into their lives and turns everything upside down, very much like the classic black and white noire movies where the regular guy gets pulled into a seedy underworld that he had no idea even existed. Note, these books are not deep, they are not fine literature in any sense. But, they drag you in and make you read right through to the end and the story is well worth the price of the book.
So, on the 25th anniversary of their disappearance, Cynthia decides to work with a reality television show and have them tell her story in the hope that someone will remember something and give her a clue as to what happened.
Soon enough, things start to happen, but not what they had hoped for. Someone breaks into their house. A strange car starts to follow Cynthia and then things really start to spin out of control.
Great thriller. I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: No Time for Goodbye.
Reviewed on December 5, 2011.