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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,133 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linwood Barclay Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781423341215
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Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author of No Time for Goodbye, brings terror closer than ever before in a thriller where murder strikes in the place we feel safest of all. Promise Falls isn’t the kind of community where a family is shot to death in their own home. But that is exactly what happened to the Langleys one sweltering summer night, and no one in this small upstate New York town is more shocked than their next-door neighbors, Jim and Ellen Cutter. They visited for the occasional barbecue, and their son, Derek, was friends with the Langleys’ boy, Adam; but how well did they really know their neighbors? That’s the question Jim Cutter is asking, and the answers he’s getting aren’t reassuring. Albert Langley was a successful, well-respected criminal lawyer, but was he so good at getting criminals off that he was the victim of revenge – a debt his innocent family also paid in blood? From the town’s criminally corrupt mayor to the tragic suicide of a talented student a decade before, Promise Falls has more than its share of secrets. And Jim Cutter, failed artist turned landscaper, need look no further than his own home and his wife Ellen’s past to know that things aren’t always what they seem. Suddenly the Cutters must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’t just stalking too close to home but is inside it already. For the Langleys weren’t the first to die and they won’t be the last. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed turning the pages of this novel... it is riveting and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/17/2014

    " This was a very interesting book, just grabbed my attention from the beginning. It has always kept me guessing. I suggest this book, i believe you would really enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany G | 2/15/2014

    " His books aren't literary masterpieces, but they're fun, quick reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Singley | 2/12/2014

    " Good story, although slightly predictable. Not my favorite Barclay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/1/2014

    " Quite a gripping read. Lots of twists and turns in the plot and a good ending in which all the loose plot strands are tied uo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Detelich | 1/26/2014

    " I enjoyed about 85% of this book. The author is pretty engaging in his story telling and there is a fair amount of mystery in the story. My real problem was that some parts of the story just do not make sense. That is one of my real pet peeves. I hate when an author makes a character behave a certain way just so it fits the story and then you're like scratching your head thinking who would ever do that. This happen a couple time in this story and it took.away from another wise enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Jackson | 1/25/2014

    " Gripping, moving, spine creeping. A great read. I'm starting to look out for Linwood Barclay's books in all bookshops "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mala Hussain | 1/24/2014

    " Read " No time for goodbye" a few years ago and really enjoyed it. So I was really looking forward to this one being another page turner. I was very disappointed, it was very predictable with too many plots crammed in and unrealistically linked together. The main character "Jim Cutter" was unengaging and his wife was incredibly dull. Easy to read, good for a long journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/19/2014

    " An interesting thriller in which an entire family is murdered and their next door neighbors must find out why and who, before their son is convicted for a crime he didn't commit. Fast paced, good characters, some truly funny moments... I will read this author again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 1/15/2014

    " The first 3/4 was darn good. But for me there were way too many plots that all neatly tied together with way too many conincidental deaths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viki | 1/11/2014

    " I am liking his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/8/2013

    " Barclay does it again! You just can't put the book done (or turn the kindle off) until you finish it! Very good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 12/6/2013

    " Wow, this book really had me turning the pages at lightening speed :) I got no sleep for 4 or 5 nights when reading this. I just couldn't put it down. Excellently written :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/26/2013

    " Een aanrader dit boek. Wat mij betreft bijna 5 sterren. Ik heb de 5e ster niet gegeven omdat ik het boek aan het einde een beetje onwaarschijnlijk vond worden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Douglas | 11/16/2013

    " I've enjoyed all of Barclay's books so far. This one started a little slowly, but picked up speed and was a roller-coaster ride plot until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 5/21/2013

    " A good fast pace read. Often predictable in parts however although there are a few shockers! Not quiet as enjoyable as No time for Goodbye but still a real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/29/2012

    " Excellent book, excellent characters. Just really like this author!!!!. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 5/21/2012

    " Really 3.75. It turns out that this former humour columnist for the Toronto Star can write quite gripping thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/23/2012

    " Just when you thought you had this mystery figured out, the author throws a little twist in the last 100 pages. Just like Harlen Coben!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danelle | 10/13/2011

    " Entertaining light mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. K. | 7/12/2011

    " Jim & Ellen Cutter's son Derek hides in his friend's house and witnessed the murders of his friend Adam and Adam's parents - the Langleys. Next thing you know Derick is accused of murder. Fast paced and engaging. Read more by Barclay! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 7/12/2011

    " It was ok...a in the wrong place??? at the wrong time story. Didn't really set up the relationships too deep. It was a good book to read on the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 5/19/2011

    " Pretty good who-done-it, kept my interest, but lacks something that would merit more stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/4/2011

    " This was a very interesting book, just grabbed my attention from the beginning. It has always kept me guessing. I suggest this book, i believe you would really enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/1/2011

    " My sort of thriller. Riveting to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 4/17/2011

    " I really enjoy Barclay's stories--they are fast-paced and surprising. This story is about the Cutter family, whose son witnesses a brutal murder of his neighbour's entire family. When cirumstances reveal a disturbing connection within the Cutters' employers, what seems to be innocent, is not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/7/2011

    " I read this book until I fell asleep at night and couldn't wait to read more the next day. It had good, three-dimensional characters and an intriguing plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 4/1/2011

    " A good, fast-paced mystery with plenty of surprising twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 3/29/2011

    " Barclay has done it again! Another amazing book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loriann | 3/26/2011

    " This is the second book I have read by this author ... I like the first one I read best (No Time For Good Bye), but with that being said this is still a GREAT read. It was maybe just a little long winded! But it is for sure worth the read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/5/2011

    " Nice page turner, good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/3/2011

    " Didn't realize he wrote so many books I've missed. A great master of suspence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 2/10/2011

    " A good fast pace read. Often predictable in parts however although there are a few shockers! Not quiet as enjoyable as No time for Goodbye but still a real page turner. "

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About the Author
Author Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay, former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including The AccidentNever Look Away, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.