Far From True by Linwood Barclay

Far From True

byLinwood Barclay

Kobo ebook | March 8, 2016

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From the Canadian king of suspense comes this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a startling twist, for fans of Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag.

New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine-chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls.
     After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden room where salacious activities have taken place—as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But it may not be the discs the thief was interested in. . . .
     Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. But where they lead may be more horrific than either man can imagine.

Title:Far From TrueFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038568455X

ISBN - 13:9780385684552

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner! This was another great read from this author! I look forward to the rest of this series!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining Oh yes! I dived into the first pages and didn't come up for breath for many, Barclay's writing simply grabs the reader and doesn't let go. Barclay's storytelling is so engaging, I loved the detail and the ensemble cast. He wonderfully manipulates the reader into just one more chapter - and then another - by leaving us with cliffhangers at end of each one. This book flowed nicely to a surprising end.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Looking forward to the rest of the series and finding out what is going on.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good one Another great Barclay novel. Always riveting and keep you wanting more.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing second book of the trilogy I loved this book, the plot twists and turns blew me away. I could not wait to read the third one. The number 23 events were so interesting and the the murder and politics in the novel made it that much better. Would definitely read again!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shocking Really enjoyed this book..got to the end and it was shocking that it just ended with so many unknowns...gotta get the next one now
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspense So happy that I have received the third book of this series so I don't have to quit reading it.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first book Loved the continuation of this Promise Falls trilogy. Characters are great as well as the story line with all the twists. Once i'm done, going right to the third book.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! One of my first Linwood Barclay books, this books takes you into a situation that you never thought could happen and how devastating it is when it does. We will all think twice about not only going to a drive in but hiding any secrets at home for anyone to find! I love the twists and turns that you are taken on when reading Linwood Barclays books.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not nearly as good as Broken Promise I was disappointed in the second book. Many parts of this book were not realistic. I will read the third book since I read the other two but I am not excited about it.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspensful Gripping, good , suspenseful story.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Great story - really enjoyed it. Author gets you totally hooked and you don't want to put it down. Hate that I have to wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting read The second installment in Barclay's trilogy is another page-turner. His characters are realistic and vivid and feel like they could be your neighbours. Can't wait for the third book to see how it all turns out.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This novel is incredible! I bought this book last summer and was intimidated by the size of it.That being said, I am so glad I got around to reading it! It was an articulate novel that discussed a sort of taboo that has not come across often, to me at least. This novel was brought to my attention after I had read A Tap On The Window also written by the author Linwood Barclay. His works are amazing and I truly recommend his novels if you are into mystery and suspense with a twist to keep you at the edge of your seat.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good stuff I enjoy a good suspense and I especially appreciate when I can support a good Canadian author.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool book cool book, excited for the 3rd one!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense Pace I just completed this novel and upon reflection and am surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I typically love Barclay's work (twists, turns and suspense galore), but relatively little happens in this novel yet it is fast paced and suspenseful. I could not put it down!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Paced and Thrilling Far From True stays true to Linwood Barclay's signature fast-paced, thrilling narrative. The story is enthralling and impossible to put down. I will be picking up the 3rd installment this evening with high anticipation for more drama, thrills and chills!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great second part This is a great continuation of linwood barclay's trilogy. I couldn't put this book down. Can't wait for the final installment!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't stop reading Couldn't put this book now. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unresolved crimes All of the various plots were left unresolved and this book ended with a gruesome murder. Good thing I delayed reading this until the next volume was published and the hold I had on a library copy was available. Det. Duckworth begins to clue into the series of disasters befalling Promise Falls being linked, but does the link include 2 women murdered with similarities? A very high tension book. Great plot and lots of twists and turns. Just wish I wasn't left hanging with everything unresolved.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far From True Excellent read, I couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved it!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great continuation! This is a must read, the story is so thrilling. Can't wait to read the last book in this trilogy!!!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just when.... You think you have it figured out Linwood Barclay takes you on another twist and turn in the plot line. I used to think I was fairly good at figuring out who did it before the end but Mr.Barclay always manages to confound me and keeps me guessing to the end. Far from True does this to a tee! Can't wait for the final instalment which undoubtedly will keep us guessing to the end who Mr. 23 is! The trilogy story is brilliant and will not disappoint. Be sure to set aside chunks of time to read them as you won't be able to put it down.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Oh, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Far From True - the second book in Linwood Barclay's Promise Falls trilogy. The first book, Broken Promise, had a missing baby, a rapist on the prowl at the local college, someone obsessed with the number 23 (and not in a good way) and so much more. The town is a hotbed of activity beneath its seemingly bucolic facade. Barclay brought in some of my favourite characters - David Harwood from Never Look Away and Detective Barry Duckworth from Too Close to Home, Never Look Away and Trust Your Eyes - to live in Promise Falls and tackle the strange goings-ons. Book one left the readers with some questions answered, but not all..... Far From True takes the reader back to town - and immerses them into the strangeness that is Promise Falls. Murder, deceit, lies, secrets, cover ups.....and more number 23 madness..... Oh yes! I dived into the first pages and didn't come up for breath for many, many hours! Barclay's writing simply grabs the reader and doesn't let go. I find Barclay's storytelling so engaging. Backgrounds and personal story lines of the characters are detailed - some more than others. The reader is never sure who is going to play a part - and how large and in what capacity. I loved the detail and the ensemble cast - it somewhat reminded me of Stephen King's narrative style. (King calls Barclay "A suspense master.") Barclay wonderfully manipulates the reader into just one more chapter - and then another - by leaving us with cliffhangers at the end of chapters, foreshadowing and switching narratives from one character to another. The multiple story lines are simply addicting. This is one lovely, convoluted, complicated, imaginative, sprawling plot that has me totally caught up in the seedy underbelly of Promise Falls. I truly have no idea where things will go next - and I love being unable to predict a plot. Now, you must read the first book before you read Far From True - you'll be hooked too. Make sure you mark your calendar for the release of the third and final book, The Twenty-Three, in November 2016. There's a preview chapter included at the end of Far From True. I can't wait for the 'final reveal.'!
Date published: 2016-03-28