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A Tap on the Window - Linwood Barclay
A Tap on the Window
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Hailed as “a suspense master” by Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now reveals the dark side of a small town—and the even darker secrets that hide there... It’s been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have... show more
Hailed as “a suspense master” by Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now reveals the dark side of a small town—and the even darker secrets that hide there... It’s been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She’s the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets one by one. That’s his second big mistake.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780451414182 (0451414187)
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Pages no: 500
Edition language: English
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
4.0 A Tap on the Window ★★★★☆
There were a lot of characters to sort through and mysteries to unravel in this story, but it wasn’t too complex to easily follow along and guess at, even on audio. The clues were ambiguous enough to keep me guessing through at least two thirds of the book, but it was satisfying at the end to find t...
runner
runner rated it
3.0 A Tap on the Window
Don't get me wrong I quite like Linwood Barclay and what he does he does well...ie he looks at an ordinary man's everyday life..yes the sort of life you and I lead and everyday situations and from that shows how one simple mistake or incident can make a life unfold and all the cards come tumbling do...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0 What secrets does this small town hold?
Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1ahDyY0 My opinion: I would have to say that this was my least favorite of Linwood Barclay's stand alone novels. Most get no less than 4 stars from me. Due to this, it took me forever to get through the book. Another issue that I found was that I really couldn'...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
+My least favorite of his stand alones.+Took me forever to get through it.+Really couldn't "attach" to the characters like in his other books.
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
4.0
This hit all my buttons for a mystery. I despise mysteries that rely on coincidence for a solution—all the clues should be available in the text, and a careful reader should reach the same conclusion as the protagonist. If the author is really good, even a brilliant reader won't get there too soo...
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