From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy.
It’s May 23, and small town Promise Falls finds itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe with dozens dead from a flu-like virus. Investigator Cal Weaver quickly zeros in on mass poisoning and a tainted water supply.
Meanwhile, a college student has been murdered, and Detective Barry Duckworth recognizes a killer’s handiwork from the unsolved homicides of two women in town. Suddenly, the strange events from the last month start to add up….Bloody mannequins in car “23” of an abandoned Ferris wheel…a fiery, out-of-control bus with “23” on the back…“23” on the hoodie of a man accused of assault.
The motive for hurting the people of this town points to the number 23—and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than ever before.
Bizarre incidents continue to maim and kill the residents of Promise Falls, N.Y., in Barclay's fast and furious conclusion to the trilogy that began with 2015's Broken Promise. Many believe a serial killer is at work, while others are perplexed and refuse to believe such a thing could happen in their beloved burg. But then the next calamity hits with brute force: townspeople young, old, rich, poor begin to drop like flies from a mysterious ailment. Symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, and a racing heartbeat come on suddenly, and most victims are dead within hours. Others linger, comatose in a hospital crammed with bodies and helpless nurses and doctors. As the death toll rises, a pattern finally emerges, and Det. Barry Duckworth races to save the town and his own loved ones. Though some readers may feel befuddled by the sheer number of characters and relationships, Barclay skillfully juggles all the different plot lines right up to the stunning conclusion. Author tour.
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Can't wait to know the mystery behind 23. Far From True was a bit disappointing. However, I'm excited for this one. May 12-2016.
Update: Nov 25- 2016.
This is one of Barclay's best novels. He has been and will always be one of my favorite authors! If you haven't read anything by him you need to grab a handful of his novels. You won't be sorry!!!!
And the ending, oh my god!!! He was thinking about cake ahahahaha!
The twenty three
I have been a fan of Linwood Barclay for ever reading all of
His books this series is a great disapointment far from true was terrible and after three books he atill did not solve all issues in the story leading you to read another book to find what
Happened to one of the characters in the story and he has upped the cost of his recent book greatly goodby Linwood it
Was a pleaser reading all your books in the pst