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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay

It starts with a trip to a local amusement park. David Harwood is hoping a carefree day at Five Mountains will help dispel his wife Jan's recent depression, black moods that have led to frightening thoughts of suicide. Instead, a day of fun with their four-year-old son Ethan turns into a nightmare. When Jan disappears from the park, David's worst fears seem to have come true. But when he goes to the police to report her missing, terrified that she's planning to take her own life, the facts start to indicate something very different. The park's records show that only two tickets were purchased, David and Ethan's, and CCTV shows no evidence that Jan ever entered the park at all. Suddenly David's story starts to look suspicious - suspicious enough for the police to wonder if she's already dead, murdered by her husband. To prove his innocence and keep his son from being taken away from him, David is going to have to dig deep into the past and come face to face with a terrible childhood tragedy - but by doing that he could risk destroying everything precious to him.

I have read all of Linwood Barclay's previous books after discovering him through the Richard and Judy Book Club book. Each book is a different story and are all as good as each other, Linwood never lets the reader down!!
I was really looking forward to reading this book and once I had started it, I was drawn into the story, feeling sorry for David when Jan when she disappeared, when interviewed by the police and then for Ethan as he constantly asked for his mum not understanding what was going on. As the story continued, I was drawn in and could not guess the ending - a great read.
As each chapter was read, more was revealed although Linwood was still keeping us guessing throughout the book with twists and turns throughout the book leading to an explosive end.
A well written book by Linwood, can't wait for the next one to be released!

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