No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

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Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family–mother, father,brother–had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever.  Now, twenty-five years later, she’ll learn the devastating truth. 

Sometimes it’s better not to know. . . .

Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn’t over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous “gifts”–someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers her killer’s shocking identity, it will again be too late . . . even for goodbye.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Linwood Barclay's No Safe House.
 

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 September 25, 2007 by Bantam. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Despite the complex drama becoming increasingly improbable, even ludicrous, and despite the narrator using an irritating voice for the story's many mobile calls, it's unswitchoffable.

Aug 09 2008 | Read Full Review of No Time for Goodbye

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She had it better than most would have in such circumstances, being taken in and raised by a loving aunt and later meeting and marrying Terry, a supporting husband who truly loves her even as he is occasionally plagued by her understandable overprotectiveness of their daughter and his fleeting se...

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The half star deduction is purely me being a crime-thriller pedant – I would have preferred a 'fatter' second half, by which I mean that during the first half of the book, I was biting my nails off to the elbows;

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