No Time For Goodbye, Linwood Barclay

On a morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared.

Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions. 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?

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…

Reviewer:  Liz

This book starts as it means to go on!  No long dreary preamble – straight into it we rush headlong and the pace continues throughout the book.  You can relate to and empathise with the characters – Cynthia (rightly so)obsessed with finding out what happened to her family and husband Terry trying to support her but with niggling misgivings of his own about the sanity of his wife.   For those of you who like to second guess the plot, this book has some curved balls which add to the intrigue…. a great read!!







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