Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection.
Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal.
They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable...
About the Author
Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. He is the author of four acclaimed Zack Walker mysteries, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, and is the author of the Richard and Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and No. 1 bestseller, No Time For Goodbye.
[A] killer of a thriller - NEW YORK TIMES on A Tap on the WindowSure-fire and highly adroit storytellers as Barclay, whose speciality is to take ordinary people and to gradually dismantle all the meaningful elements in their lives ... This is Barclay firing on all cylinders - FINANCIAL TIMES on A TAP ON THE WINDOWLinwood Barclay, the current king of the multi-twisted plot, returns for another fast-but-thoughtful thriller ... believable characters and unbelievable twists - it's a winning combination. - MORNING STAR on A TAP ON THE WINDOWThe spare, direct prose and cliff-hanger chapter endings drive a tension-fuelled tale that is underpinned by a bleakly fatalistic noir tone. - IRISH TIMES on A TAP ON THE WINDOWBarclay is such an old pro that you feel he can now write these terrific thrillers standing on his head. His great talent is to infuse the most everyday things with extraordinary menace - DAILY MAILSeamless, breathless and relentlessly paced, Barclay barely puts a foot wrong - MIRROR
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th August 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1