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NO TIME FOR GOODBYE has established Linwood Barclay as one of the freshest and most exciting new thriller wriers on the block, chalking up major sales around the world and attracting huge praise: '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 '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 '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 'NO TIME FOR GOODBYE is a high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless' ROBERT CRAIS 'A turbo-charged, non-stop thriller that got me with every twist and turn. Linwood Barclay has written a mesmerizing, addictive page-turner that I just couldn't put down. It's one of the best suspense novels I've read in years' JOSEPH FINDER

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Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives in Toronto. He has written a popular column for the TORONTO STAR since 1993.


Canadian author Barclay's previous novel, No Time for Goodbye (2007), a Thriller Award-finalist, showed that he knows how to put ordinary people into extraordinarily dangerous circumstances. Barclay works some of that same magic in his second stand-alone thriller, which opens with the shooting deaths of Albert and Donna Langley and their teenage son, Adam, in their Promise Falls, N.Y., home one hot summer night. Bill Cutter, a neighbor who works as a gardener and was once the driver and "glorified gofer without an ounce of self-respect" for the town's nasty mayor, and Bill's wife, Ellen, soon find themselves wondering who would want to kill the Langleys and what part their sullen 17-year-old son and Adam's friend, Derek, may have played in the tragedy. While this one isn't quite up to the standard of No Time for Goodbye--its convoluted plot creaks occasionally--readers will zip through it with delight. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

High schooler Derek Cutter plans to use his friend Adam Langley's empty house for some privacy with his girlfriend, but the Langleys are murdered when they return from vacation early. And Derek is hiding in the basement. He becomes the primary suspect in a case that unsettles a small town. The author of No Time for Goodbye lives near Toronto. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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