Fear the Worst

Fear the Worst

Device - 2009
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"Tim is an average guy. He sells cars. He has an ex-wife who's moved in with a man whose moody son spends more time online than he should. Tim's girlfriend is turning out to be a bit of a flake. It's not a life without hassles, but nothing will prepare him for the nightmare that's about to begin. His daughter, Sydney, has vanished into thin air. At the hotel where she supposedly worked, no one has ever heard of her. Even her closest friends seem to be at a loss. Now, as the days pass without word, Tim must face the fact that not only is Sydney missing, but that he may not have known his daughter as well as he thought. As he retraces Sydney's steps, Tim discovers that the suburban Connecticut town he always thought of as idyllic is anything but. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being watched. There are others who want to find Sydney as much as Tim does - but they're not planning a welcome-home party. The closer time comes to the truth, the closer he comes to every parent's worst nightmare - and the kind of evil only a parent's love has a chance in hell of stopping."--Book jacket.
ISBN: 9780385668026
Characteristics: 399 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 03, 2012

Plot is strong up until the last third of the book, where my two complaints pop up:
1. a twist near the end that feels like Barclay pulled it out of his rear.
2. After the chaos throughout the story, which results in numerous deaths and property destruction, the book just...ends, with no real sense of closure.

I am a huge fan of Linwood Barclay, but this is the weakest of his thrillers.

Sep 19, 2010

Another great book!!!

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