Review: No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay | Reactions to Reading
LoveReading View on No Time for Goodbye A fantastic opening plot that pulls you straight in to the story and makes you have to read in one or two sittings as Lisa Faulkner - 'Linwood Barclay is the master of suspense and exciting thrillers. . Popular Science · Relationship Stories · Sagas and Romance · Scandinavian . Title: No Time for Goodbye Author: Linwood Barclay Publisher: Orion when I manage to work out the ending I happily read on to see if I was right. and Terry's relationship and the way they individualy dealt with what was. No Time For Goodbye had just that effect and I've been working out how Linwood Barclay did it ever since. One possibility has to do with the.
Thriller fans I don't know where I got the idea that once you've come through a very dark time, after you've confronted the worst possible demons and defeated them, that everything's going to be just fine. Doesn't work that way. This book was really good! Way better than No Time for Goodbye. This is a direct sequel to No Time for Goodbyetaking place 6 years later. I rated No Time for Goodbye three stars. This book, the sequel, was definitely superior.
I think a big part of this is that after reading No Time fo I don't know where I got the idea that once you've come through a very dark time, after you've confronted the worst possible demons and defeated them, that everything's going to be just fine. I think a big part of this is that after reading No Time for Goodbyeyou are already familiar with the characters.
Barclay doesn't have to spend time setting them up for you. And that was one of the problems I had with No Time for Goodbye. He delved right into the action in that book which was excitingbut I felt that as a result, we didn't get to know and care for the characters as much as we should have. That problem is nonexistent here - Barclay is hitting us with not only an amazing, fast-paced thriller, but characters that we already know intimately.
When Cynthia was 14, she woke up one morning to find her mom, dad, and older brother missing. The beds weren't slept in. No note was left. Her whole family just vanished without a trace. The book takes place 30 years later, and deals with how Cynthia is seriously fucked-up because of this, and how overprotective she is of her daughter - and it's a thriller because people are getting murdered and the truth of what happened to Cynthia's family is finally coming to light.
In this book, the sequel, it's 6 years later. I'd hoped that after what happened in Book 1, Cynthia would ease up on how intensely overprotective she is of her now year-old daughter, Grace. But nothing has gotten better. In this book, Grace is deliberately acting out - smoking, parking with older, good-for-nothing boys, and getting into all sorts of shenanigans - because her mom is suffocatingly overprotective.
There were medications she could take, of course.
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But she didn't like how they made her feel, and really, wasn't it a good thing to always be on guard? To be ready for whatever bad thing that might come along?No Time For Goodbye - Loaded Lit with Simone Thorogood
Were her family murdered? If so, why was she spared? And if they're alive, why did they abandon her in such a cruel way?
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Now married with a daughter of her own, Cynthia fears that her new family will be taken from her just as her first one was. And so she agrees to take part in a TV documentary revisiting the case, in the hope that somebody somewhere will remember something - or even that her father, mother or brother might finally reach out to her Then a letter arrives which makes no sense and yet chills Cynthia to the core.
And soon she begins to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made Lisa Faulkner - 'Linwood Barclay is the master of suspense and exciting thrillers. This book does not disappoint!
No Time For Goodbye
A roller coaster of a story which leaves the reader guessing right to the very last minute. When she gets home she has a spat with her father and wishes them all dead.
The next morning she wakes to an empty house. No mom, no dad, and no brother. Fast forward 25 years, Cynthia Bigge She still struggles with the disappearance of her family. No one ever found out what happened to them. Are they being held hostage by someone? Are they alive and living another life in another state?