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No Safe House
No Safe House
Author: Linwood Barclay
#1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers an electrifying novel of suspense in which a family?s troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape. — Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451414205
ISBN-10: 0451414209
Publication Date: 8/5/2014
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Book Description
The New York Times bestselling author delivers the follow-up to No Time for Goodbye--an electrifying novel of suspense in which a family's troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape....

Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible, and Terry is struggling to keep his family together.

But when his daughter Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must survive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. And they will soon learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get.

Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that in order to stay alive, he may need to do the unthinkable...

My Review
Linwood Barclay is moving up very high on my list of favorite authors. I thoroughly enjoyed this visit back with the main characters from No Time For Goodbye seven years after the last book. Grace, the Archer's daughter, has reached teenage years and is becoming a real handful for her parents. Payback to Vince for saving Cynthia and Grace's lives turns out to be very costly for Terry. The plot makes for a wild ride with lots of twists and turns which makes the book unputdownable. The dialogue flows and enables the reader to fully engage in the story. This is one author and one book not to be missed!
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The main storyline is interesting, and with characters brought over from theprevious book, 'No Time for Goodbye'. The problem here is the peripheral story that gets about two pages of story every five or six chapters. The author tries to keep it a mystery, not being specific with the characters' motivations, and leads you to believe as you read it that the light will go off at some point you will understand why these characters were brought into the story in the first place, and how they tie into the main stotyline. That does eventually happen, but I didn't find the conclusion of that storyline the most satisfying.
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Another disappointment!

This is supposed to be a sequel from No Time to Say Goodbye, I didn't like the main character in that book but this time I didn't like any of them.

It is very very slow going because Barclay has to rehash every character from the first book, which I understand to a point but it's going on when you get to page 200 and that's about where I quit.

By that point the plot of the story still wasn't known and the main characters were so dumb, Cyn the mother is in a self pity state and living in an apartment alone, Terry the Dad is trying to parent the 14 yr old Grace who has now developed an attitude a lot like her mother at that age and of course gets into a bad situation but by the time all this is known you've reached page 150+--whew, it just takes forever to get anywhere, it also brings back the bad seed from the first book, Vince, but I've got to say by this point I was bored.


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