Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Book - 2017
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"If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it...wouldn't you? After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.... A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Doubleday Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780385690232
0385690231
9780385687164
0385687168
Characteristics: 449 pages ; 24 cm

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BillyBoy46
Apr 14, 2018

This book is good, you read along and think you know where the plots are going, you get to see linkages before the characters do. The end throws in some twists and ends suddenly with a number of unfinished issues... fodder for the next Promise Falls story I guess.

tomato Feb 03, 2018

Excellent addition to Barclay's Promise Falls series of books! Kept me guessing to the end!

bluejay1972 Jan 08, 2018

Enough turns and twists to make your head spin. Captivating.

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reader7176
Jan 04, 2018

I have read most of Linwood Barkley's book and this one is as interesting as the others. I like his strong characters and the story line makes this book a page turner. The events are exciting and we see how character work through the stress of the events. Always a few twist and turns included to change the end. Good Read!

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USAF1969
Dec 30, 2017

Despite being a Linwood Barclay fan, I had trouble getting engaged in this book - probably was 40% through before I was fully engaged. Maybe I was distracted by the holidays. It is a good read with lots and lots of things going on - main plots, sub-plots and many characters. I know this is yet another book in the Promise Falls series, but the ending was a bit too abrupt and left a number of loose ends that may or may not get addressed in future books, but I am betting some will not. I remain a fan and will read his next book for sure. But this was not one of his better books.

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McAnnieG
Dec 25, 2017

Cal Weaver and Det. Barry Duckworth return in the next in the Promise Falls series. Both are excellent characters.

Twists and twisted characters, Barclay style, made this an adventure. I didn't want to put this one down!

A great read, though I do suggest you start the Promise Series at the beginning to get the most out of this one.

I just learned this is the last Promise Falls novel as the author has joined a new publishing house. :(

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Eil_1
Dec 22, 2017

Another story of Promise Falls. The plot builds throughout with Barclay's usual twists, turns and surprise events. One of my favorite authors!

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sandra80
Dec 06, 2017

Love Linwood Barclay!

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barbstoll58
Dec 03, 2017

This author is just so good and Promise Fall, first the trilogy and now this one are such an amazing read. The characters are well developed and the plots are captivating. You will be drawn in after the first chapter and have a hard time putting down the books. Wish he could write faster!

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20500000224829
Nov 25, 2017

If you want drama/crime, this is the author for you. Probably best to start reading in order because referrals are made to previous characters and events. His books are never disappointing with twists and turns you never saw coming.

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