Linwood Barclay

No Time for Goodbye

"… impossible to put down."


High school student Cynthia Archer woke up one morning to discover that her entire family had disappeared. No note. No clue. Nothing.

Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still trying to make sense of it, and trying her best to lead a normal life with her husband and daughter. When she begins to notice odd and sinister signs, all pointing to her missing family, no one seems to believe her. Even her husband doubts her.

Could Cynthia be losing her mind? Was she involved with her family's disappearance all those years ago? As dark secrets unfold, the shocking truth slowly emerges. Cynthia might finally get her answer, but sometimes it's better not to know.

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This book deals with a mystery that happened twenty-five years ago and has still not been solved. Cynthia, now an adult, is not the most endearing of characters, but the book is so well written that you feel empathy for her and her nightmare situation. The book contains is a very intricate web of storylines, and none of the answers is revealed until the very end. Until then I guarantee you will keep trying to guess what happened and why. In fact, for the first time in a long while I was almost tempted to read the end of the book just to find out what happened – an indication of how badly I wanted to know! The ending was dramatic, if a little implausible, but this is still a great book. One word of warning though… Set aside a couple of days because this is a book that has to be read in one hit - it is impossible to put down.

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