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No Time for Goodbye

by Linwood Barclay

Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Crime & Mysteries
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 12 June 2008
Number of pages: 448
Prizes: Winner of Richard & Judy Book Club: Summer Read 2008.
Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009.

Description:
On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared. Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions. Were her family murdered? If so, why was she spared? And if they're alive, why did they abandon her in such a cruel way? Now married with a daughter of her own, Cynthia fears that her new family will be taken from her just as her first one was. And so she agrees to take part in a TV documentary revisiting the case, in the hope that somebody somewhere will remember something - or even that her father, mother or brother might finally reach out to her...Then a letter arrives which makes no sense and yet chills Cynthia to the core. And soon she begins to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made...

What the papers say:
No Time for Goodbye just flies off the page. It's a one-sit thriller. You sit down with this book and you won't get up until you've turned the last page -- Michael Connelly Barclay succeeds in both banging the gong and serving up a riveting, rewarding and, for the most part, plausible three courses, though you may need to take a deep breath somewhere around the coffee stage. GUARDIAN a fast-moving roller-coaster of a read -- Emma Lee-Potter DAILY EXPRESS Barclay's enjoyably creepy tale...certainly keeps one turning the pages TIMES Barclay's knack for character development and ability to write believeable dialogue marks him out as a potential big-bucks thriller superstar -- Paul Connolly LONDON LITE ...he has introduced some twists and produced a genuinely mystifying puzzle with tense moments. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH A terrific page-turner that keeps you in suspense until the very end. If you like Harlan Coben, you'll love Linwood Barclay -- Peter Robinson One of the best thrillers of the year! Utterly riveting, it will grab you on page one and won't let you go until the final, stunning conclusion -- Tess Gerritsen No Time for Goodbye is a high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless -- Robert Crais A thoughtful study of relationship paranoia and an engrossing whodunnit. ESQUIRE

Author's Biography:
Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. A former columnist for the TORONTO STAR, he is the author of several No.1 bestsellers, including the Richard and Judy 2008 Summer Read winner NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. www.linwoodbarclay.com

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