Promise Falls

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,177 ratings

A Tap on the Window Publisher's Summary

International best-selling author Linwood Barclay delivers pulse-pounding suspense that puts him among the masters of the genre. A Tap on the Window finds private investigator Cal Weaver making an ill-advised decision to pick up a young female hitchhiker who reminds him of his dead son. But something is off about the girl, and Cal is soon drawn into a host of nightmarish secrets.

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  • Book 0

    • A Tap on the Window

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 486

    International best-selling author Linwood Barclay delivers pulse-pounding suspense that puts him among the masters of the genre. A Tap on the Window finds private investigator Cal Weaver making an ill-advised decision to pick up a young female hitchhiker who reminds him of his dead son. But something is off about the girl, and Cal is soon drawn into a host of nightmarish secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars for Tap on the Window

    • By shelley on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Tap on the Window

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenaged girl trying to hitch a lift. Even when she starts tapping on his window. But when she says, 'hey, aren't you Scott's dad?' and he realizes she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do? Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Linwood Barclay novel

    • By BookLady on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $25.81

  • Book 1

    • Broken Promise

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn Baker, Brian O'Neill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The morning it all started, newspaper reporter David Harwood had plenty to worry about. A single parent with no job, forced to return with his young son to the small town of Promise Falls to live with his parents, the future wasn't looking too rosy. So when his mother asked him to look in on his cousin Marla, who was still not quite right after losing her baby, it was almost a relief to put the disaster his own life had become to one side. The relief wouldn't last long.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Broken Promise

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn Baker, Brian O'Neil
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    From the New York Times best-selling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet, small town.... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This book cries out for a sequel!

    • By shelley on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • Far from True

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler, Brian O'Neil
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be prepared to be left hanging

    • By Karin Regner on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Far from True

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Brian O’Neill, Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • The Twenty-Three

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe, Brian O’Neill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t Drink the Water ...

    • By Snoodely on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Twenty-Three

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A dark cloud of suspicion and fear continues to hang over the town of Promise Falls. A series of bizarre, ominously threatening incidents suggests someone is plotting to take revenge on the town. But who is the perpetrator, and revenge for what? Now the time for threats is over. And the inhabitants are about to discover the truth, with devastating consequences.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 4

    • Parting Shot

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, James Babson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t stop listening...

    • By Christopher R. Price on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Parting Shot

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 afterwards 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.

    Regular price: $20.65