No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay

Posted on October 3, 2008


This book by acclaimed mystery writer Linwood Barclay is a stunning journey into the realms of the human mind and shows the true horror of life without a family.

Cynthia is a bit of a tearaway and after an argument with her parents, she finds that they have all disappeared without a trace. Twenty five years later, the narration of the story switches to Cynthia’s new husband: Terry. He tells of Cynthia’s desperate search for her family that leads her into more danger than she could have ever imagined. She receives mysterious clues that appear to be leading her to her family. Has she found them? Could this be the answer to her prayers?

This book is a stunning thrill ride through Cynthia’s life and I love the twisting plot that is never obvious and has a truly shocking finale. The choice of perspective is also very interesting as it shows some risk from the author’s point of view by not taking the perspective of the main character.

No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay ****

By Tom.