Never Look Away, by Barclay, Linwood
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- ISBN: 9780553591743 | 0553591746
- Cover: Trade Book
- Copyright: 7/19/2011
"Where has Linwood Barclay been all my life? His is the best thriller I've read in five years. Once I was 30 pages in, I literally couldn't put it down. The writing is crisp; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected. Think 'Rebecca' and you'll be in the right neighborhood." - Stephen King In this tense, mesmerizing thriller by Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author ofFear the WorstandToo Close to Home, a manrs"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. Itrs"s a hot-button issue that will surely sell papers and help reverse the Standardrs"s fortunes, but strangely, Davidrs"s editors keep shooting it down. Why? Thatrs"s a question no longer at the top of Davidrs"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.