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No Time for Goodbye Author Linwood Barclay go inside Books Linwood Barclay is the 1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Trust Your Eyes, A Tap on the Window, No Time for Goodbye and that novel s followup, No Safe House.This summer, his thriller Broken Promise, the first of three linked novels about his fictional upstate New York town Promise Falls, will be released Book two will come nine months later, and another nine months after that, the conclusion will be released.Over the years, several of Barclay s novels have been optioned for film and television Most recently, No Time for Goodbye has been optioned for television in France, and in 2012, Trust Your Eyes was the object of a film rights bidding war between Universal and Warner Bros.After spending his formative years helping run a cottage resort and trailer park after his father died when he was 16, Barclay got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small Ontario daily In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada s largest circulation newspaper.He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper s humour columnist in 1993 He was one of the paper s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2008 to work exclusively on books.In 2004, he launched his mystery series about an anxiety ridden, know it all, pain in the butt father by the name of Zack Walker Bad Move, the first book, was followed by three Zack Walker thrillers Bad Guys, Lone Wolf, and Stone Rain.His first standalone thriller, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success The following year, it was a Richard and Judy Summer Read selection in the UK, and did seven straight weeks at 1 on the UK bestseller list.The book has been sold around the world and been translated into nearly thirty languages.Barclay was born in the United States but moved to Canada just before turning four years old when his father, a commercial artist whose illustrations of cars appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post before photography took over , accepted a position with an advertising agency north of the border.Barclay, who graduated with an English literature degree from Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, was fortunate to have some very fine mentors in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met when she served as writer in residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring detective Lew Archer.It was at Trent that he met Neetha, the woman who would become his wife They have two children, Spencer and Paige.. Fourteen year old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family, mother, father, brother had vanished No note, no trace, no return Ever Now, twenty five years later, she ll learn the devastating truthSometimes better not to know Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family But the story of her old family isn t over A strangeFourteen year old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family, mother, father, brother had vanished No note, no trace, no return Ever Now, twenty five years later, she ll learn the devastating truthSometimes better not to know Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family But the story of her old family isn t over A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous gifts, someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty five years ago And no one s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own By the time Cynthia discovers her killer s shocking identity, it will again be too late even for goodbye.. Good Kindle No Time for Goodbye I gave this book five stars simply for entertainment value. It was almost like watching a film, the characters came to life and the whole book was great fun to read - who cares if the plot was a little implausable. It's not the sort of book you'll want to keep and read again but enjoy it as a fast food treat. If you read it over a weekend as I did, beware, you might not get much else done.
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    Linwood Barclay is the 1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Trust Your Eyes, A Tap on the Window, No Time for Goodbye and that novel s followup, No Safe House.This summer, his thriller Broken Promise, the first of three linked novels about his fictional upstate New York town Promise Falls, will be released Book two will come nine months later, and another nine months after that, the conclusion will be released.Over the years, several of Barclay s novels have been optioned for film and television Most recently, No Time for Goodbye has been optioned for television in France, and in 2012, Trust Your Eyes was the object of a film rights bidding war between Universal and Warner Bros.After spending his formative years helping run a cottage resort and trailer park after his father died when he was 16, Barclay got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small Ontario daily In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada s largest circulation newspaper.He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper s humour columnist in 1993 He was one of the paper s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2008 to work exclusively on books.In 2004, he launched his mystery series about an anxiety ridden, know it all, pain in the butt father by the name of Zack Walker Bad Move, the first book, was followed by three Zack Walker thrillers Bad Guys, Lone Wolf, and Stone Rain.His first standalone thriller, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success The following year, it was a Richard and Judy Summer Read selection in the UK, and did seven straight weeks at 1 on the UK bestseller list.The book has been sold around the world and been translated into nearly thirty languages.Barclay was born in the United States but moved to Canada just before turning four years old when his father, a commercial artist whose illustrations of cars appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post before photography took over , accepted a position with an advertising agency north of the border.Barclay, who graduated with an English literature degree from Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, was fortunate to have some very fine mentors in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met when she served as writer in residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring detective Lew Archer.It was at Trent that he met Neetha, the woman who would become his wife They have two children, Spencer and Paige.

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  • I gave this book five stars simply for entertainment value It was almost like watching a film, the characters came to life and the whole book was great fun to read who cares if the plot was a little implausable It s not the sort of book you ll want to keep and read again but enjoy it as a fast food treat If you read it over a weekend as I did, beware, you might not get much else done.


  • Holy crap on a cracker This book was fantastic Definitely a 5 star novel I love Linwood Barclay because his writing is so similar to Harlan Coben s and I am a huge fan of Coben and am becoming an even bigger fan of Barclay This book gave me goosebumps than once and in my book no pun intended that makes it a 4 or 5 star Cynthia Bigge, a fourteen year old girl is drug home one night by her father after he catches her drinking and making out with a much older boy When she gets home she has a spat [...]


  • Well, I ll tell you something, he said, but not if you re going to tell the cops because if you do, I ll tell them I never said any of this, because they might find a way to use it against me, the fuckers This book was just okay It s a thriller Cynthia s 14 when her mom, dad, and older brother disappear one night Their cars are missing Their beds aren t slept in There s no trace of them.Were they murdered Kidnapped Did they leave and abandon their daughter It s three decades later and no one has [...]


  • My first Lynwood Barclay novel, which I picked up on a whim at the library, as I had been hearing things about this author from my Aussie Reader friends I was constantly checking and unchecking boxes, second guessing my ideas as to who dunnit My assumptions were partly correct, and I enjoyed trying to work it out Cynthia finds herself abandoned by her family one day, she s woken up one day and they ve simply vanished The story continues on the 25th anniversary of Cynthia s disappearance, when sh [...]


  • if you can stand the F word every other page, sometimes many times in one pageen read this book Its a lot of fun and really interesting If I cared enough tho, I d write the author and tell him how a unnecessary and b annoying it was to have to see that word over and over again I know to some people its not an issue at all but to meblech The book was so good on its own, it didn t need it AT ALL.


  • I picked this one up because the description reminded me of Harlan Coben s books, but was disappointed The first half of the book, in which Barclay set up his story, is description than action I found it pretty boring No great writing here either So many readers have commented on the mounting suspense in this book I found none of that I felt none of the shock or sense of dread that I usually get when I read a mystery thriller Two thirds into the book, I didn t care what actually happened to Cyn [...]


  • Linwood Barclay has written another thriller that will keep you turning the pages the characters are strong the plot well penned.WHAT WOULD YOU DO if YOU WOKE UP ONE MORNING TO FIND YOUR PATRENTS BROTHER JUST DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE When Cynthia Bigge wakes up on a Saturday morning to find her Mother Patricia father Clayton brother Todd gone she panics after a wild night with boyfriend Vince Fleming she wonders what the hell is going on Years later now married to Terry Archer Daughter Grace [...]


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was written from the point of view of the woman s husband, and he takes you through the past, what little they knowarting with the 25th anniversary of her family s disappearance About 1 3rd of the way through, you start to get pieces of the puzzle, but they throw in a lot of speculation about who could have done it Parts of it kept me guessing right until the very end LOVED this book


  • Looking for a thriller that you don t want to put down Then you need to read No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay return return This book is definitely a page turner Cynthia s paranoia is it in her head Something she s doing maybe a split personality What happened to her family Are they really dead I cannot imagine for even a second that my family would just disappear It s not even in my ability to imagine Knowing that, I can imagine how if that were to happen, how messed up I would be How I r [...]


  • So fourteen year old Cynthia has a huge fight with her dad and goes to bed, the next morning she wakes up to find her father, mother and brother have vanished, no note, no nothing The cars are gone and so are they.Move forward years and Cynthia is married with an 8 year old and still has no idea what happened to her family All of a sudden things start happening and Told from the perspective of Cynthia s husband so you never know if Cynthia is involved, if she s nuts It was a really great mystery [...]


  • Grabbed this book on a whim as I was dashing out the door to the airport It ended up being an entertaining read for the plane ride to Panama After a night of teen drinking, Cynthia Archer wakes to find her family missing This plot has been explored in many ways by different authors Barclay s take on what happened to the family is not extraoridnary but neither is it boring I was able to figure out who did what before the end of the book but that was not a bad thing What made the read for me was m [...]


  • I only recently discovered this author s books when I read THE ACCIDENT since I loved that, I then read TOO CLOSE TO HOME and loved it too I then started reading this clunker and was surprised to find that Barclay had written such a dud The book begins with look back 25 years into the past when then 14 year old wild child Cynthia wakes up the morning after she had been found making out and drinking in a car with an older boy by her dad Clayton Once home, she runs upstairs yelling back to dad Cla [...]


  • Very unexpected, at times very humorous, this book offered something essential the need to keep reading until I knew what had happened The characters, especially the daughter, were very well defined and I cared about what happened to them


  • Because this book had rave reviews, I feel justified in launching into a few criticisms.1.The first person narrator is a high school English teacher yet he insists on colloquialisms or just plain bad grammar such as, Me and Grace went to the store Not an actual quote but close 2 The tone slips When Vince comes on stage, we move from Stephen King creepiness to slapstick comedy 3 Clearly the book was written for the movie version which means there s a lot of fast action with little attention to su [...]


  • No Time For Goodbye is one of those books that grab your attention from the very first page Not having read any of the author s books I had no idea what to expect from the story but it was definitely a pleasant surprise and I m really glad I picked this up I had a few minor issues with it which I m going to get to in a minute and it wasn t as fast paced as I anticipated but all in all, it was a gripping novel full of twists and turns and with a touching ending.Before I go even further, I have to [...]


  • After having a fight with her parents, fourteen year old Cynthia Bigge wakes up to find her entire family has mysterious vanished without a trace Twenty five years later, the mystery of just what happened to them remains unsolved, leading Cynthia to agree to a segment on a popular reality show in the hopes of finding a few answers about the past that haunts her.Following the show s airing, a series of mysterious events begins to occur including a mysterious car following her daughter, a fedora j [...]


  • Tinha grandes expectativas em rela o a este livro e As PersonagensA adolescente rebelde que uma manh acorda e descobre que pai, m e e irm o tinham desaparecido A adulta irritante que, anos depois, os procura O marido a personagem simp tica da hist ria que tudo arrisca na tentativa de encontrar a verdade Mais uns familiares, amigos e conhecidos para enfeitar e justificar o desenvolvimento do assunto O EnredoUm crime, um rapto O costume O culpado Isso que n o me convenceu l muito bem O Estilo Gost [...]


  • Well, this was very entertaining.For some reason I had never heard of Linwood Barclay, until some of my friends started raving about his latest.So I grabbed this one, his earliest, and he certainly lived up to the hype This is a classic page turner There is no time to smell the roses along the way the plot plows through, but not with as much expense to character development as you would find with many thrillers Even though the development comes mainly through dialogue, it is sufficient enough to [...]


  • In 1993 Thomas H Cook published a book called Mortal Memory, in which a young man comes home from school to find his mother and sister murdered, and his father gone He assumed his father had waited for him to come home to kill him, too Mortal Memory was a very good book No Time for Goodbye was published in 2007, and the premise is a fourteen year old girl goes to bed drunk, wakes up to find her entire family missing Nothing is out of place, they are simply gone In spite of lack of blood or corps [...]


  • An ever thickening plot, the mystery deepens with every turn of the page Don t read this book at night if you have to get up early the next morning Nearly impossible to set down Even after you set it down and turn out the lights to go to sleep, your mind is a whirlwind of Sherlockian thoughts keeping you awake Great read Highly recommended.



  • Six stars If you read No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay before you go to bed, your mind will keep you awake trying to solve this intriguing mystery Even though I was able to piece together some of the bits of this puzzle about why the family of a 14 year old girl, Cynthia Bigge, vanished in the middle of the night without a trace, the whole picture did not come together for me until the very end.Most of the book focuses on that girl 25 years later, married to Terry Archer They have an 8 yea [...]


  • I was recommended this book by friend who told me she couldn t put it down.I agree that this book does have some page turning quality, but any hint of excitement at the mystery unfolding was completely overshadowed by the terribly poorly executed and unbelievable narrative.The story is told by the husband, and he is quite possibly the most uninteresting character I have come across for quite some time Dry, drab and monotone in his dialogue where any hint of feeling is executed in a cliche and co [...]


  • Te levantas La casa est vac a Tu familia ha desaparecido Le ten a muchas expectativas a este libro, lamentablemente tengo que decir que me termin decepcionando Empieza muy bien Es todo como lo pintan en la sinopsis mucho misterio, nada cuadra, sin embargo, a medida que avanzaba me iba llevando decepci n tras decepci n El final es bastante malo, para mi gusto Despu s de tantas inc gnitas que Barclay te d esa resoluci n No obstante, es un buen thriller, sumamente entretenido y ameno.



  • I chose this book as one of my selections when I signed up for an online book club, based solely on the teeny blurb in the catalog Based on that alone, it sounded intriguing.And it wasr the most part.Here s the premise a 14 year old girl wakes up one morning to find her entire family missing without a trace She grows up not knowing what happened to them and is, of course, mentally scarred for life.Fast forward twenty five years She s married, has an 8 year old daughter that she won t let out of [...]


  • NO TIME FOR GOODBYE 2007 Linwood BarclayI discovered Barclay through his most recent book, and a friend of mine from recommended that I go back and read this earlier one Although a capable thriller suspense novel, I found it less qualified than the later book The author was still learning his craft, particularly his ability to formulate a believable plot peopled by believable characters His current novel, Trust Your Eyes, is head and shoulders above this one The plot is tighter and the character [...]


  • No Time For Goodbye is a mystery thriller about a girl whose family just vanishes whilst she s sleeping off a drunken evening spent with one of the town s bad boys.Cynthia had to live with not knowing what happened to her mum, dad and brother for 25 years When a local TV station decides to produce an anniversary program, strange things start to happen and Cynthia s life is thrown into disarray It s down to Terry her husband and narrator of this story to keep a level head and help Cynthia find ou [...]


  • No Time for Goodbye is the first book I have read that was written by Linwood Barclay, but it certainly will not be the last I thoroughly enjoyed the author s style and plot So glad to find me another great author to read.



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