No Time For Goodbye

No Time For Goodbye

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On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared. Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions. Were her family murdered? If so, why was she spared? And if they're alive, why did they abandon her in such a cruel way? Now married with a daughter of her own, Cynthia fears that her new family will be taken from her just as her first one was. And so she agrees to take part in a TV documentary revisiting the case, in the hope that somebody somewhere will remember something - or even that her father, mother or brother might finally reach out to her...Then a letter arrives which makes no sense and yet chills Cynthia to the core. And soon she begins to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0752893688
  • 9780752893686
  • 37,925

About Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. A former columnist for the TORONTO STAR, he is the author of several No.1 bestsellers, including the Richard and Judy 2008 Summer Read winner NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. www.linwoodbarclay.comshow more

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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 Barclay succeeds in both banging the gong and serving up a riveting, rewarding and, for the most part, plausible three courses, though you may need to take a deep breath somewhere around the coffee stage GUARDIAN A fast-moving roller-coaster of a read DAILY EXPRESS Barclay's enjoyably creepy tale...certainly keeps one turning the pages THE TIMES Where has Linwood Barclay been all my life? His is the best thriller I've read in five years. Once I was 30 pages in, I literally couldn't put it down. The writing is crisp; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected -- Stephen King ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Seamless, breathless and relentlessly pacey, Barclay barely puts a foot wrong DAILY MIRROR 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 Barclay succeeds in both banging the gong and serving up a riveting, rewarding and, for the most part, plausible three courses, though you may need to take a deep breath somewhere around the coffee stage. GUARDIAN a fast-moving roller-coaster of a read -- Emma Lee-Potter DAILY EXPRESS Barclay's enjoyably creepy tale...certainly keeps one turning the pages TIMES Barclay's knack for character development and ability to write believeable dialogue marks him out as a potential big-bucks thriller superstar -- Paul Connolly LONDON LITE ...he has introduced some twists and produced a genuinely mystifying puzzle with tense moments. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 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 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 No Time for Goodbye is a high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless -- Robert Crais A thoughtful study of relationship paranoia and an engrossing whodunnit. ESQUIREshow more

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20,630 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 32% (6,673)
4 41% (8,503)
3 21% (4,338)
2 4% (904)
1 1% (212)

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<p>**A Richard and Judy summer Read 2008**</p> <p>Linwood Barclay's gripping and pacey thriller, <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0752893688">No Time for Goodbye</a>, starts out wonderfully well -- and then just keeps ratcheting up the tension. The conceit is wonderful: one day Cynthia Archer awakes to an eerily empty house. Twenty-five years she has built a new life but she still doesn't know what happened to her family. Not until she makes the mistake of taking part in a TV programme about the disappearance that is ...</p> <p>The book suffers from many of the usual cliches of even the best thrillers and, sadly, it doesn't quite keep the pace or intrigue up right until the last page, but it's a genuinely chilling book in parts and, without doubt, a great read.</p> <p><em>From the publisher:</em> </p> <p>On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared. Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions. Were her family murdered? If so, why was she spared? And if they're alive, why did they abandon her in such a cruel way? Now married with a daughter of her own, Cynthia fears that her new family will be taken from her just as her first one was. And so she agrees to take part in a TV documentary revisiting the case, in the hope that somebody somewhere will remember something - or even that her father, mother or brother might finally reach out to her... Then a letter arrives which makes no sense and yet chills Cynthia to the core. And soon she begins to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made... </p>show more
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