Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay audiobook

Parting Shot

By Linwood Barclay
Read by Jim Meskimen  and James Babson

Doubleday Canada

The Promise Falls Trilogy: Book 4

12.94 Hours Unabridged
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From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy. 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.

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Summary

Summary

From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Barclay's plots are a delight, and his small town never fails to deliver a series of shocks The Sunday Times
Cal Weaver, the PI, and Barry Duckworth, the police detective . . . put in clever and resourceful performances in the familiar style of a page-turner Barclay book. Toronto Star
The two characters' stories alternate chapters to good effect, doubling this twist-filled book's suspense. The Wall Street Journal 
"The real virtues of Barclay's best-selling fiction lie in his characters, not just his plots. Families are as muddled and complicated in his novels as they are in life, generally bolstered by variations of loyalty and love as well as, sometimes, terrible forms of betrayal. The London Free Press 
"This is a worthy standalone follow-up novel. It brings back many of the residents of all three novels. . . . Parting Shot ends with a cleverly conceived final scene that is a head-spinning conclusion to this rattling good spinoff. The Strand
"Barclay knows how to keep readers turning the page, and this stand-alone novel set in the same town with the same characters after the events of his Promise Falls trilogy will have fans excited. . . . While the community might not be the ideal place to live, the stories there do provide wonderful reading entertainment. Associated Press
Parting Shot [is] one of the best entries in Barclay's Promise Falls series. Chicago Tribune
"A tough-minded crime novel about the dangers of vigilantism. . . . Real crimes, unspeakably nasty ones, including murder, figure in this well-built novel. The New York Times Book Review
"Fans know to expect a twist from Linwood Barclay and they get more than one here. Those of us hooked on [Promise Falls] can hope that trilogy or no, Cal and the town make another appearance at some point. The Globe and Mail
Billed as a stand-alone spinoff of Barclay's Promise Falls trilogy, the new book has a stripped-down, tautly focused quality. . . . Barclay's latest small-town thriller is one of his best. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Outstanding. . . . Barclay adroitly blends themes of internet vitriol and simmering societal rage with a taut plot full of sly hints, unexpected twists and red herrings. Publishers Weekly, starred review
National BestsellerInternational BestsellerFinalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award 

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Author

Author Bio: Linwood Barclay

Author Bio: Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is the author of numerous novels for adults and two thrillers for children, including the international bestseller No Time for Goodbye. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw It Coming, and his book The Accident has been made into a television series in France. He is a former columnist for the Toronto Star.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English