A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events.
Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. Then he gets a lead that just might be the answer to his prayers: a potential scandal involving a controversial development project for the outskirts of this picturesque upstate New York town. It’s a hot-button issue, but strangely, David’s editors keep shooting it down. Why?
That's a question no longer at the top of David’s list. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation—and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions—and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.
©2010 Linwood Barclay (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"A terrifically fast-paced suspense story." (The Washington Post)
I recently have been listening to all of Linwood Barclay's books on Audible. I have loved all of them - except this one. I liked it a lot. It was a decent mystery but it didn't keep me as gripped as the rest of his books. All in all enjoyable. If you like mysteries and haven't listened to Barclay yet, definitely put his books in your library. I especially liked that they aren't all the same detective, characters, etc. You can start with any of them and finish with any of them.
My personal reality exists in the many adventures from Audible
Overall, a well-developed story which keeps you engaged and wanting more. However, the ending is anticlimactic and not quite believable. It feels like the author was in a rush to the finish line and could not develop a suitable plot twist; instead, taking a poorly chosen shortcut.
Great narration and well defined character voices.
With all of that said...It is a good audio book; definitely worth the money and time.
The book is good but I wanted to quit listening at least 10x's. The narrator was the worst at voices except his own which was nice. The narrator's voices ranged from Mr. Snuffleupagus, Barney, & a limited range for females. My 7 yr old has better voices for his Marvel books.
The storyline was decent and I actually do like the author's writing style. The characters are believable and make you laugh out loud.
I have listened to other books by this author and the narrators of those books are better by far.
Interesting plot, fast paced with lots of twists and turns. Keeps you guessing. A most enjoyable read..
Avid reader & audio book lover.
The hero of the story was well drawn, and believable, even though the story line required listeners to suspend their belief once in a while. Having your wife set you up to take the fall for her murder is a bit fanciful, but the reader does a good job portraying what it would be like.
Balanced and belivable.
Not a bad book, we actually were looking for another book with a similar title, but ended up downloading this one. The weakest character was the hero's wife, but that may have been due to the book, not so much the reader. Some of the supporting characters such as the detective and the crooked prison boss were very well acted and entertaining. Worth the time and overall enjoyable.
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