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The Twenty-Three Audiobook

The Twenty-Three

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Publisher's Summary

Everything has been leading to this.

It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms - and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town?

Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he's seen the killer's handiwork before - in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up. Bloody mannequins found in car "23" of an abandoned Ferris wheel, a fiery, out-of-control bus with "23" on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault. The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23 - and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he's ever been before.

©2016 Linwood Barclay (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    A 11-20-16
    A 11-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Promise less story lines"

    If you have not read previous books of Promise Falls - this is not 4 U. Multiple mini stories made this hard to follow. Still, look forward to Barclay's next book

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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 11-18-16
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 11-18-16

    I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.

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    "Wanted More, Many Loose Ends But Still Good Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not if they haven't read book one or two. Most authors add refreshers in the story so readers can get reacquainted with the characters but this one really didn't. Frequently I had to go research to rememeber who was who.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David has always been my favorite and I was really disappointed with how they left his part of the story kind of a mystery at the end.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Poe and Brian O’Neill ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    These two narrators are excellent. I really enjoy listening to any book they narrate.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Vengence is a Bitch


    Any additional comments?

    I love Linwood Barclay and have listened to every one of his books but this one left me with so many questions and from I understand, this was the end to the series. To those who have listened to book one and two, I encourage you to listen to this one too. The end of the book just felt rushed and the last line of the book was just stupid. I think the readers deserved a more complete ending, that's all.

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    Grasslands 11-10-16
    Grasslands 11-10-16

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    "Another letdown"

    I am SO angry. Another letdown. Linwood Barclays was one of my favorite writers until he apparently jumped the shark in Promise Falls trying to wring every bit of juice out of a dead, rotten storyline. Everything I thought he knew about crafting a story is gone. He took several implausible story lines with forgettable undeveloped characters- threw them all in a bowl and persed it out in three books- non of which is a stand alone. When I got to the end of the third book- GUESS WHAT??! More loose ends of the least interesting storyline. I'm done with this author. I feel betrayed.

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