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Parting Shot

Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, James Babson
Series: Promise Falls, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and number one international best-selling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, stand-alone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it...wouldn't you?

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche, and killed a girl, and who claimed afterward not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action....

A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.

©2017 Linwood Barclay (P)2018 Doubleday Canada

Critic Reviews

"A tough-minded crime novel about the dangers of vigilantism.... Real crimes, unspeakably nasty ones, including murder, figure in this well-built novel." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Fans know to expect a twist from Linwood Barclay and they get more than one here. Those of us hooked on [Promise Falls] can hope that trilogy or no, Cal and the town make another appearance at some point." (The Globe and Mail)

"Billed as a stand-alone spinoff of Barclay's Promise Falls trilogy, the new book has a stripped-down, tautly focused quality.... Barclay's latest small-town thriller is one of his best." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Couldn’t stop listening...

Linwood Barclay has done it yet again. His masterfully crafted story is absolutely superb. Another master of the hook and twist genre. I highly recommend ANY of his books.

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  • KimR
  • FRESNO, CA
  • 02-21-18

Barclay Does NOT Disappoint 5-Stars!

Linwood Barclay’s New book “Parting Shot” is a gripping suspense thriller, totally packed with scandal, intrigue, mystery, history, and a twist you will not see coming! I couldn't stop listening. Barclay is my favorite author, I can’t say enough about his writing, character development and storylines. Barclay never disappoints and in Parting Shot he’s once again show us why he is the master at what he does. I highly recommend!!!!!

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Great story!

I really enjoyed this book - thank you, again, Linwood Barclay, for a great listening experience!

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A little disappointing

Loved his previous books. This one was a little disappointing. Not his best Promise Falls story

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