Slow, Slow confusing start, but I kept going. Midway is when it got interesting and a little more understanding of it. The other authors reviews on the back of the book, well, the ending was partially expected but not such a twist like I thought.
Barclay has had good books, this one was not bad....
Absolutely loved this book!!! Could not put it down! This was the first book I've read by Linwood Barclay, but it definitely will not be the last. A fantastic read!
Another exciting book by Barclay
I've read most of Linwood Barclay's novels, but "No SAFE HOUSE" will be the last one I read. I had high expectations, because I did enjoy "No Time For Goodbye", and this one is somewhat of a follow up to that one, 7 years later. I know that his novels, this one included, has too many characters involved in the plots. OK, I get it..it is fiction, but in these small towns, it isn't realistic that so many people could or would be involved. The sloppiness of the writing put this novel over the top. The novel time frame happens in the summer months. The main character (Terry) is a high school teacher, and in the early part of the novel, there is a reference that he has the summer off, but yet on page 226, on his rush back to his house to protect Grace, he has to stop for a school bus with flashing lights, letting kids cross the street in the early morning..Were they going to summer school ????? Never AGAIN!!
Time to go back to James Patterson. He's a great writer, and at least his thrillers are much more believable than any of Linwood Barclay's novels.
Best book I have read for some time.
I enjoyed the main character's development from a steady family man, living in a peaceful town, to dealing with the domino effect of his daughter's erroneous decision to take a joyride.
Although some events seem a bit unrealistic, the author seamlessly weaves the plot—with its many twists and turns—with a straightforward, easy to read, style of writing.
This is a 'must-read' for those who enjoy entertaining stories of ordinary people caught in unforeseen situations and the decisions they must live with in the end to feel safe.
I had high hopes for this title when I heard that it was a sequel to "No Time for Goodbye" (which I consider to be one of the best thrillers that I've ever read). Unfortunately, in the end I was left underwhelmed by this book. The one dimensional and unlikeable characters and an unrealistic and convoluted plot made for a disappointing read by an author I used to consider a safe bet.
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