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A Tap on the Window - Linwood Barclay

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Published: 30th July 2013
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Once again, bestseller Linwood Barclay hooks the reader from page one with his latest suspense masterpiece.

When Cal Weaver stops at red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenaged girl trying to hitch a lift. Even when she starts tapping on his window. But when she says, 'Hey, aren't you Scott's dad? and he realizes she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do?

Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out. When the girl, Claire, asks to stop at a restroom on the way home, he's happy to oblige. But the girl who gets back in the car seems strangely nervous, and it's only when they get nearer their destination that Cal realizes she no longer has the nasty cut that he noticed on Claire's hand. After he's finally let her out of the car he remains puzzled and intrigued. But it's only the next morning that he starts to really worry. That's when the police cruiser turns up at his door and asks him if he gave a lift to a girl the previous night. A girl who has now been found brutally murdered.

If Cal is going to clear his name he's going to figure out what Claire was really up to and what part he played in her curious deception. But doing so will involve him in some of the small town of Griffon's most carefully kept secrets - and a conspiracy as bizarre as it is deadly.

About the Author

Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. He is the author of three acclaimed Zack Walker mysteries, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, and is the author of the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one besteller, No Time For Goodbye.

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5.0

Another great Linwood Barclay Novel

By KerryM

from Gold Coast, Australia

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about A Tap on the Window:

    I absolutely love reading Linwood Barclay thrillers because he has you in from the very first chapter. You know there is always something else going on in the story, so you're trying to work out what the twist will be. A Tap on the Window is definitely one of these. The story begins with ex-cop and private eye Cal Wever trying to find out information about his teenage son's untimely death. Did he really die from throwing himself off a roof top in a drug induced stupor and who supplied the drugs. Tortured by his sons death Cal searches for answers. When a young girl taps on his window one night and asks for a lift a journey begins that will almost cost him his life. He will discover the truth about several mysteries and murders in the small town and yes he will find the truth about his son. And know you won't guess the truth. The ending is quite sad but the story is a non-stop roller coaster that twists and turns as only a Linwood Barclay novel can. I love this author and can't wait for his next book.

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    A tap on the window, Lynwood Barclay

    By Jen

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

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      Comments about A Tap on the Window:

      I found the book very interesting.

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      ISBN: 9781409115069
      ISBN-10: 1409115062
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 512
      Published: 30th July 2013
      Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.4  x 3.7
      Weight (kg): 0.58
      Edition Number: 1