Parting Shot

Parting Shot

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780385687171
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bookpusher
Jul 16, 2019

Book 4 in the trilogy (lol).....you didn't really have to read the first three to read this one as I found it to be more of a stand alone book (just set in the same town, a few of the same characters)....another good one. Kinda gross in parts though!

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KarenBuchamer
May 03, 2019

This is the first book I have read from this author and perhaps it wasn't my style, although I love John Sanford's work, as a comparison. I found that it didn't "grab" me. I want a book that makes it hard for me to put down and even given some time it didn't. The characters didn't have enough depth to have me care about them and the storyline jumped around.
Disappointed but it's all about reader preference :)

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lorraineacasas
Apr 10, 2019

Such a page turner!! Well written, cinematic, made for an easy read! I gasped at the jaw dropping ending! Not much to discuss, but a rather nice read in between more literary novels. I’d be interested in reading the rest of the books in the series! Definitely a book I’d recommend!

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DW_kcls
Mar 17, 2019

Parting Shot brings us back to Promise Falls with more crime than a small community deserves. But I am so glad it did. Loads of twists and turns, beloved characters and those you can plan on hating.

4.5 Stars B+ and I expect the loose thread to be caught in the tapestry of the next book.

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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.

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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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