In this tense, mesmerizing thriller by Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author of Fear the Worst and Too Close to Home, a man’s life unravels around him when the unthinkable strikes.
Here are the facts:
The hero: David Harwood, a small-town reporter in need of a break. A dedicated husband and father.
The situation: 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.
A small sampling:
“You can’t get the cuff over his hand?”
“How many times do I have to tell you? I’m gonna have to cut it off.”
“I thought you said it would take forever to cut the cuff.”
“I’m not talking about the cuff.”
What others have said: “If you like Harlan Coben, you’ll love Linwood Barclay.”
—Peter Robinson, author of All the Colors of Darkness