Saturday, October 9, 2010

No Time for Goodbye (2007)

No Time for GoodbyeNo Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Once again a second reading of an author has not engaged me in the same way. Maybe it's because the plot line seems so similar. In Never Look Away a man's wife goes missing. In No Time for Goodbye a teen age girl's family goes missing. She goes to bed and wakes up to an empty house. It is twenty-five years later and Cynthia's husband recounts his wife's strange behavior as she begins to believe THEY are coming back for her.

This is 'snack reading' that keeps you up late, but I found myself skimming more to find out what was going to happen, much of which requires a suspension of belief, than reading a well written story. Still. Linwood Barclay writes a good scary thriller. His characters seem like real people and you wish them well. If you want to give this author a try, start with Never Look Away. Oh, and don't be surprised when the movie versions of these two titles hit the screen!

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1 comment:

  1. The same thing just happened to me with Linda Castillo.