In this mesmerizing thriller by Linwood Barclay, a man’s life unravels around him when the unthinkable strikes.
A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events.
Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. His paper, the Promise Falls Standard, is struggling to survive. Then he gets a lead that just might be the answer to his prayers: a potential scandal involving a controversial development project for the outskirts of this picturesque upstate New York town. It’s a hot-button issue that will surely sell papers and help reverse the Standard’s fortunes, but strangely, David’s editors keep shooting it down.
That’s a question no longer at the top of David’s list. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation—and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions—and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.
LINWOOD BARCLAY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of numerous acclaimed novels, including A Noise Downstairs, Parting Shot, the Promise Falls series, No Time for Goodbye and Trust Your Eyes, which has been optioned for film.
"Moves at the speed of a downhill racer."
—The Globe and Mail
Praise for Linwood Barclay:
"Canada's current thriller king."
— National Post
"What a story! Holds the reader in a tight grip, as good and evil match wits and wiles. Barclay pushes the envelope of suspense to the edge and beyond, offering a revealing peek into the human psyche, exploring every parent's worst fear. This is imaginative and scintillating, and you'll enjoy every page."
— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit"Affecting and effective … [Barclay] hit the international best-seller lists last year with his first thriller, No Time for Goodbye. Too Close to Home shows him in even better form."
— The Wall Street Journal
"A terrific page-turner that keeps you in suspense until the very end. If you like Harlan Coben, you'll love Linwood Barclay."
— Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil
"Just flies off the page. It's a one-sit thriller."
— Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Brass Verdict
"A high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless."
— Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Darkness
"A terrifically fast-paced suspense story."
— The Washington Post