Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Book - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it . . . wouldn't you?

     After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action. . . .
     A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.

Baker & Taylor
After a drunk man steals a Porsche and hits and kills a girl in Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family.

Baker
& Taylor

A standalone spin-off from the Promise Falls trilogy finds Cal Weaver investigating threats made against an accused killer's family in spite of local outrage, a case that embroils him in a vicious revenge plot. By the best-selling author of Trust Your Eyes.

Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2017
ISBN: 9780385690232
Branch Call Number: FIC BAR
Characteristics: 449 p. ;,24 cm.

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DORBS
Aug 14, 2018

Always had trouble engaging with any of Linwood Barkley's novels.
This is no different and I didn't finish it.
Works for some I guess.

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Zoelexi777
Jul 22, 2018

Linwood Barclay takes us back to Promise Falls and introduces us to new characters. A fabulous read with a lot of twists and turns. If you’ve enjoyed his previous books you will love this one.

VaughanPLDonnalee May 06, 2018

If you like Linwood Barclay's other books, then you will like this one too. It is a typical Barclay thriller, and this one is also set in Promise Falls and features some familiar characters. There are loads of new characters, many plotlines to follow and lots of twists and turns along the way. It is fast-paced, engrossing and suspenseful. I really hated the ending of this one, however. Instead of feeling satisfied at the end, I just felt frustrated and disappointed. Because of the unpleasant ending, I ended up not liking this book quite as much as I would have otherwise. It was still a good fun thriller, but not quite great.

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athena14
May 02, 2018

While I couldn't put "Parting Shot" down, I have one criticism. Two of the characters' names are confusingly similar: Cal Weaver and Cory Calder should not be in the same book.

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BillyBoy46
Apr 14, 2018

This book is good, you read along and think you know where the plots are going, you get to see linkages before the characters do. The end throws in some twists and ends suddenly with a number of unfinished issues... fodder for the next Promise Falls story I guess.

tomato Feb 03, 2018

Excellent addition to Barclay's Promise Falls series of books! Kept me guessing to the end!

bluejay1972 Jan 08, 2018

Enough turns and twists to make your head spin. Captivating.

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reader7176
Jan 04, 2018

I have read most of Linwood Barkley's book and this one is as interesting as the others. I like his strong characters and the story line makes this book a page turner. The events are exciting and we see how character work through the stress of the events. Always a few twist and turns included to change the end. Good Read!

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USAF1969
Dec 30, 2017

Despite being a Linwood Barclay fan, I had trouble getting engaged in this book - probably was 40% through before I was fully engaged. Maybe I was distracted by the holidays. It is a good read with lots and lots of things going on - main plots, sub-plots and many characters. I know this is yet another book in the Promise Falls series, but the ending was a bit too abrupt and left a number of loose ends that may or may not get addressed in future books, but I am betting some will not. I remain a fan and will read his next book for sure. But this was not one of his better books.

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McAnnieG
Dec 25, 2017

Cal Weaver and Det. Barry Duckworth return in the next in the Promise Falls series. Both are excellent characters.

Twists and twisted characters, Barclay style, made this an adventure. I didn't want to put this one down!

A great read, though I do suggest you start the Promise Series at the beginning to get the most out of this one.

I just learned this is the last Promise Falls novel as the author has joined a new publishing house. :(

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