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Fear The Worst

by Barclay Linwood

Doubleday Canada | May 13, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: May 13, 2009

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385668023

ISBN - 13: 9780385668026

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Fear The Worst

Fear The Worst

by Barclay Linwood

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: May 13, 2009

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385668023

ISBN - 13: 9780385668026

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PROLOGUE The 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. “No,” Sydney called down from the bathroom. “Toast?” I asked. “No,” she said. I heard a clapping noise. The hair straightener. That noise usually signaled she was nearing the end of her morning routine. “Cheese in the eggs?” “No,” she said. Then, “A little?” I went back into the kitchen, opened the fridge, and took out eggs, a block of cheddar, and orange juice. I put a filter into the coffeemaker, spooned in some coffee, poured in four cups of water, and hit the button. Syd’s mother Susanne, my ex, who’d recently moved in with her boyfriend Bob on the other side of the river in Stratford, would probably say I was spoiling her, that our daughter was old enough at seventeen to be able to make her own breakfast. But it was such a treat to have her stay with me for the summer I didn’t mind pampering her. Last year I’d found her a job at the Honda dealership where I work, just this side of that same river here in Milford. While there were moments when we wanted to kill each other, overall it had been a pretty good experience sharing digs. This year, however, Sydney had opted not to work at the dealership. Living with me was enough. Having me keep an eye on her while she worked was some
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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.

From the Jacket

Praise for Too Close to Home:
"Barclay's latest and best thriller."
- The Globe and Mail

"A terrifically fast-paced suspense story."
- The Washington Post


Praise for No Time for Goodbye:
"A straight-faced page turner."
- Toronto Star

"An anxiety-inducing thriller."
- USA Today

About the Author

Linwood Barclay is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Too Close to Home and No Time for Goodbye, a #1 Sunday Times (UK) bestseller. He lives near Toronto with his wife.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Too Close to Home:
"Barclay's latest and best thriller."
- The Globe and Mail

"A terrifically fast-paced suspense story."
- The Washington Post


Praise for No Time for Goodbye:
"A straight-faced page turner."
- Toronto Star

"An anxiety-inducing thriller."
- USA Today
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