“The best thriller I’ve read in five years.”—Stephen King
A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events. Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation—and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions—and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Linwood Barclay's The Accident.
Praise for Never Look Away
“Outstanding . . . The tension mounts. . . . The surprising twists and appealing characters rank this among the author’s best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The writing is crisp; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Mr. Barclay can flawlessly assume the voice of a small-town American dad.”—The New York Times
“Plenty of surprises and twists.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Bestseller Barclay's outstanding thriller, his fourth stand-alone after Fear the Worst, opens with what should be a happy family outing a trip to an amusement park. Shortly after newspaper reporter David Harwood; his wife, Jan; and their four-year-old son, Ethan, arrive at Five Mountains in upper New York State, Ethan disappears. A frantic Jan goes to find security, while David soon locates Ethan nearby asleep in his stroller. But now Jan is missing. What's more, the park has no record of selling her a ticket, and she doesn't show up on any security video. Nor is she at home in Promise Falls, N.Y. While the police suspect David killed Jan and concocted the park abduction story, he uses his reporting skills to dig into his wife's past and learns he never really knew her. The tension mounts as Barclay skillfully shows how even the most innocent action can seem suspicious. The surprising twists and appealing characters rank this among the author's best. 5-city author tour.
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Maybe my all time favorite
I am never not reading a book. As soon as I finish one, I’m deciding on the next one. I almost exclusively read psychological thrillers, mysteries, suspense, etc., with a break from that genre normally every 4-5 books with something from authors like Liane Moriarty.
I say that to say of the thousands of books I’ve read, I can honestly say Don’t Look Away has made the top of my favorite list, and quite possibly going to stay there!!
Don’t miss out on this one, I promise if you like suspense and mystery, twists and turns, you will love this fast paced book!
One of the best books I’ve ever read!
I have read numerous books by Linwood Barclay, and don’t know how I missed this one! This book has the most plausible twists & turns you could ever imagine, and I couldn’t put it down! Start it today . . start reading it now! Bravo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Never Look Away
This is one great, exciting book! Excellent plot, wonderful characters, edge of your seat nail biting suspense. Do yourself a favor and read this one.