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by Linwood Barclay

  • Author: Linwood Barclay
  • ISBN: 1400026105
  • ISBN13: 978-1400026104
  • ePub: 1257 kb | FB2: 1639 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Seal Books (February 23, 2010)
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Fear The Worst ePub download

Tim Blake is about to learn that the people you think you know best are the ones harboring the biggest secrets. Tim is an average guy.

Also by linwood barclay. This is off the books? I said when she got off the phone. You’re getting paid under the table?

Also by linwood barclay. You’re getting paid under the table? Sydney said, You always listen to my phone calls? So I backed off. Let her solve her own problems. I waited until I heard her coming down the stairs before I poured the two scrambled eggs, a few shavings of grated cheddar mixed in, into the buttered frying pan.

Linwood Barclay, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the internationally bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film

Linwood Barclay, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the internationally bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.

I tried to backtrack. Neither of us has been getting the sleep we need. You get so tired you lose perspective, you start misinterpreting things people say to you, misconstruing their meaning

I tried to backtrack. You get so tired you lose perspective, you start misinterpreting things people say to you, misconstruing their meaning. That’s right, Bob said to Susanne.

Want bacon with it? I shouted up to the second floor, where she was still getting ready for work. No, Sydney called down from the bathroom. I heard a clapping noise. The hair straightener. T HE MORNING OF THE DAY I LOST HER, my daughter asked me to scramble her some eggs. Want bacon with it? I shouted up to the second floor, where she was still getting ready for work.

T HE MORNING OF THE DAY I LOST HER, my daughter asked me to scramble her some eggs.

Linwood Barclay (born 1955) is an American-born Canadian author, noted as a novelist, humorist, and (former) columnist. His popular detective novels are bestsellers in Canada and internationally, beginning with No Time for Goodbye in 2007. Linwood Barclay was born in Darien, Connecticut, son of Muriel and Everett Barclay. His father was a professional illustrator who moved his family to Canada in 1959 where he had accepted a job with William R. Templeton Studios in Toronto.

Linwood Barclay was born in 1955 at Connecticut, USA. His father was a commercial artist, whose works appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post (before photography took over)

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Linwood Barclay was born in 1955 at Connecticut, USA. His father was a commercial artist, whose works appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post (before photography took over). When Linwood was 4 years old, his father accepted a position with an advertising agency in Canada.

Syd, is that you? At the other end of the line, crying. I need you to come and get m. .Her words were slightly slurred. The background music made it difficult to hear her clearly re are you? Tell me where yo. The background music made it difficult to hear her clearly re are you? Tell me where you are!. I was feeling overwhelmed, as though my entire body wanted to cry. I’ll come and get you. It’s not Syd. What?. Can you come and get me? Please? Patty? Can you get me? What’s happened, Patty? Are you okay? I hurt myself. Her words continued to slur. What happened? I fell down.

Seventeen-year-old Sydney Blake’s summer is shaping up to be typical for a teenager: she’s spending it with her father, and she has landed a part-time job at a local hotel. One night, Syd fails to come home from her shift, and her father Tim is a bit alarmed. However, that alarm turns to full-on panic after he visits the Just Inn Time hotel and the manager claims that Syd has never worked there. Grilling his daughter’s friends for clues leads Tim nowhere — except to threats against his life — and as he frantically chases every lead, he can’t help but wonder if Syd is even still alive. Despite a growing list of unanswered questions, all Tim knows for certain is that he must continue searching for his daughter — no matter how high the stakes become.
Nuadabandis
Fear the Worst is one of my favorite thrillers. It follows Tim Blake. Blake's daughter Sydney disappears. Things get interesting when Tim goes to the place she worked- and they have never heard of her. As Blake digs deeper, it begins to look like Sydney's life is a lie. No-one knows her. The police soon turn the spotlight on Blake. This story follows Blake as he tries to unravel Sidney's story.

Positives:
+ Plot. It is a great mystery. Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Is Sydney who Blake thinks she is? Or is she wrapped up in something nefarious? Did someone do something to her? It is obviously the shifty flower guy. Right? The ex-boyfriend? The step-father? OMG!

+ Tim Blake.

Neutral:
+/- Writing Style. This one is weird. There is alot of exposition and telling, something that i usually hate- but somehow it works. The book doesn't bog down and it flows naturally

Negatives:
- Characterization. We know hardly anything about Sydney. The little hints/flashbacks don't give us enough.
- The ending. The pace gets a little frantic and ends on an -egh- note. A prologue would of been nice.
Soustil
I "discovered" Linwood Barclay a few weeks ago, and he's quickly become one of my favorite authors. He writes standalone* thrillers in which an ordinary guy is suddenly in an extraordinary situation. This was a favorite device of Alfred Hitchcock, and here's why -- it works! You can immediately sympathize with someone who is just living their ho-hum or mildly annoying life when stuff begins to hit the fan and then goes wildly out of control, wondering what you would do if this happened to you. The emphasis is on the action, yes, but also on this person totally unprepared to be dealing with this stuff, thrust in to mystery and danger.

In this book, Tim Blake is a car salesman. He's been divorced a couple of years and his teenage daughter has recently moved back in to spend the summer. She has a temporary job at a seedy hotel, and one night she doesn't come home. At first Tim figures she's gone out with friends or is working a double shift, but when it gets late he drives over to the hotel, and when he gets there not only do the people say she isn't there, but that they've never heard of her, never seen her, and don't know what he's talking about.

As the days drag on, and the police start to suspect Tim himself, he tries more desperately to find her, getting deeper into trouble with the wrong kind of people.

Barclay writes terrific thrillers. I think I've read six or seven now, and there's hasn't been a loser in the bunch. The pace builds steadily and the action accelerates. You will not want to sleep or go to work until you find out what's happening. The dialogue is realistic, the characters are interesting and complex, and the twists and ending are fun.

If you're familiar with Linwood Barclay, you know you can expect a great thriller. If you haven't read any before, you should, and this is a decent one to start with. I feel badly that this author has been working for years to build such a great body of work, while I'm going to finish all of them within a month -- and be begging for him to write more, and faster.

Write, Linwood, write!

* While the books are standalone, several take place in the town of Promise Falls in upstate New York, and a couple feature some overlap of characters.
Agalen
This book would more aptly titled "The Perils of Pauline", (or Timothy, as it were). With an ex-wife moving in with her new, more successful boyfriend and his skulking around son, a smart-mouth, sneaky teenage daughter, car customers from Hell, a tough talking, non-empathetic female boss, and underhanded colleagues I don't see why the guy even gets out of bed in the morning. To top off his next few days the daughter goes missing, he goes hunting for her all the way across the country, his house gets majorly trashed, he has two horny women after him (one paranoid and the other a criminal), fist fights with a couple of people, people shooting at him, loses his job, and a horrendous destruction derby inside a car dealer ship, shooting a guy, and all the while being questioned and chased by the cops because of the dead body in his house. Entirely too much mayhem for one book!!! Could have made three books out of all the psychological trauma, major mayhem, and criminal elements included in this one book.
DireRaven
This is a tense thriller about a father who will go to any lengths to find his missing daughter.

Linwood Barclay has a real talent for creating memorable, likable, flesh-and-blood characters and turning their ordinary lives upside down. In this case the protagonist is Tim Blake, car salesman. His ex-wife Susanne left him for Bob, a more ambitious car guy than Tim who owns several car dealerships.

When Tim and Susanne's seventeen-year-old daughter Sydney goes missing, Tim goes into an investigative frenzy. If you think James Bond is good at dodging bullets and neutralizing bad guys, wait till you meet Tim Blake!

Yet Tim the car salesman somehow makes a completely believable superhero, without losing any of his regular-guy appeal. And the relations between Tim, his ex and her boyfriend are amusing and very real.

There's also an interesting woman detective, the one assigned to Sydney's case, who's alternately sympathetic to, and suspicious of, Tim. Then there's the paranoid nutcase who Tim unwisely sleeps with. And there's a bad-girl teen who Sydney made friends with and who's oddly fixated on Tim. Barclay delivers a fascinating cast of characters in this novel.

The only flaw of the book for me is it gets awfully sentimental and melodramatic in the end. But this doesn't detract a bit from the fun of the reading experience. There's lots of car talk in the book, too, which is fun. The central characters are in the car biz and never have any trouble recognizing make and model. And there's plenty of action - yes, much of it involving cars. I'm really enjoying all of Barclay's novels this summer.
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