Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Book - 2017
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When a young girl from Promise Falls is killed by a drunk driver, the community wants answers. It doesn't matter that the accused is a kid himself: all they see is that he took a life and got an easy sentence. As pack mentality kicks in and social media outrage builds, vicious threats are made against the boy and his family. When Cal Weaver is called in to investigate, he finds himself caught up in a cold-blooded revenge plot. Someone in the town is threatening to put right some wrongs...And in Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780385690232
0385690231
Characteristics: 449 pages

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bluejay1972 Jan 08, 2018

Enough turns and twists to make your head spin. Captivating.

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reader7176
Jan 04, 2018

I have read most of Linwood Barkley's book and this one is as interesting as the others. I like his strong characters and the story line makes this book a page turner. The events are exciting and we see how character work through the stress of the events. Always a few twist and turns included to change the end. Good Read!

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USAF1969
Dec 30, 2017

Despite being a Linwood Barclay fan, I had trouble getting engaged in this book - probably was 40% through before I was fully engaged. Maybe I was distracted by the holidays. It is a good read with lots and lots of things going on - main plots, sub-plots and many characters. I know this is yet another book in the Promise Falls series, but the ending was a bit too abrupt and left a number of loose ends that may or may not get addressed in future books, but I am betting some will not. I remain a fan and will read his next book for sure. But this was not one of his better books.

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McAnnieG
Dec 25, 2017

Cal Weaver and Det. Barry Duckworth return in the next in the Promise Falls series. Both are excellent characters.

Twists and twisted characters, Barclay style, made this an adventure. I didn't want to put this one down!

A great read, though I do suggest you start the Promise Series at the beginning to get the most out of this one.

I just learned this is the last Promise Falls novel as the author has joined a new publishing house. :(

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Eil_1
Dec 22, 2017

Another story of Promise Falls. The plot builds throughout with Barclay's usual twists, turns and surprise events. One of my favorite authors!

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sandra80
Dec 06, 2017

Love Linwood Barclay!

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barbstoll58
Dec 03, 2017

This author is just so good and Promise Fall, first the trilogy and now this one are such an amazing read. The characters are well developed and the plots are captivating. You will be drawn in after the first chapter and have a hard time putting down the books. Wish he could write faster!

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20500000224829
Nov 25, 2017

If you want drama/crime, this is the author for you. Probably best to start reading in order because referrals are made to previous characters and events. His books are never disappointing with twists and turns you never saw coming.

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Spirited13
Nov 15, 2017

I LOVE THIS WRITER!! If you haven't read his Promise Falls Trilogy, you missed some great reading! The first book is a good read, but not up to his usual standard. But it gives you the background for the following two books, which are fantastic reads. As is Parting Shot, the fourth book in the Promise Falls series.
Why do I love this writer so much.... He writes intriguing mysteries that have a lot happening, a lot of surprising twists. They are serious stories but they always have an undercurrent of humour. Not too many writers can put all these elements together as well Barclay can.
Besides his Promise Falls books, his other memorable book is Trust Your Eyes. The plotting in that book is so masterful! It is original, scary, and very funny all at the same time.

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