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.
LINWOOD BARCLAY is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of sixteen critically acclaimed novels, including the Promise Falls trilogy, composed of Broken Promise, Far From True and The Twenty-Three; No Safe House; A Tap on the Window; Trust Your Eyes, which has been optioned for film; and No Time Goodbye. The author lives in Oakville, ON.
"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
"Parting Shot [is] one of the best entries in Barclay's Promise Falls series." —Chicago Tribune
"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
"Barclay's plots are a delight, and his small town never fails to deliver a series of shocks" —The Sunday Times
Praise for Linwood Barclay:
• "Where has Linwood Barclay been all my life?" --Stephen King
• "No one can thrill you and chill you better than Linwood Barclay." --Tess Gerritsen
• "Canada's current thriller king." --National Post
• "If you haven't discovered him yet, it's time you did." --The Globe and Mail
• "Linwood Barclay has become the master of the page-turner thriller." --Irish Independent