A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay

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His prose is often relaxed, even conversational; “It struck me that she was dressed for much colder weather than we were currently having” lacks the smart-alecky zinginess of a Raymond Chandler, but it’s also exactly the sort of thing a real-live gumshoe on a cooling trail might think...Mystery buffs couldn’t ask for more.
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One of the Boston Globe's Best Crime Novels of the Year!
One of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2013!

Since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a tragic accident, Cal and his wife have drifted apart. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment.

Driving home one night, a rain-drenched girl taps on his car window and asks for a ride. He knows a grown man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he lets her in. Cal soon senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved.

Drawn into a nightmare of secrets, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate New York town, Cal knows that the only thing that can save him is the truth. And he’s about to expose the town’s secrets one by one—if he lives long enough.

 
 

About Linwood Barclay

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Linwood Barclay is a former columnist for the Toronto Star. He is the #1 internationally bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including The Accident, Never Look Away, Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye. Multiple titles have been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children. He is currently at work on his latest thriller, to be published by Bantam in Summer 2012.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Signet. 513 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Aug 18 2013

His prose is often relaxed, even conversational; “It struck me that she was dressed for much colder weather than we were currently having” lacks the smart-alecky zinginess of a Raymond Chandler, but it’s also exactly the sort of thing a real-live gumshoe on a cooling trail might think...Mystery buffs couldn’t ask for more.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jul 01 2013

Barclay offers one surprise after another in a mystery that unfolds with the mundane heroism and tragedy of a local news story.

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