The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth. Cynthia and Terry Archer still live in Milford, Connecticut, not far from the old Bigge house on Hickory Street. With a solid marriage and a young daughter, the Archers seem on track for a successful future. But the questions raised by Cynthia’s past still haunt her, and her obsession to find the answers threatens to destroy everything they’ve worked for. For Cynthia, there can be no closure until she finds out why her family disappeared - and how they could have left her behind. Terry thinks the segment on the popular TV crime-stopper program Deadline is a mistake. But his wife hopes that someone watching will have a lead to her missing family. Sure enough, it’s Cynthia who spots the strange car cruising the neighborhood, hears the untraceable phone calls, and discovers the ominous “gifts.” And as Cynthia’s nerves begin to unravel, no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time the first body is found, it’s clear that her past is more of a mystery than she ever imagined - or may ever survive. Someone has returned to this Connecticut town to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And by the time Terry and Cynthia discover the killer’s shocking identity, it will be too late even for goodbye.
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Linwood Barclay, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the internationally bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.From AudioFile:
A mystery masterpiece is read by a master narrator. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge storms off to bed after her angry father finds her partying with her tough boyfriend. When she awakens the next morning, her parents and brother have disappeared. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia, now married to Terry, a high school teacher, is featured on a TV special that examines her family mystery. The broadcast sets off a series of strange and threatening incidents. Christopher Lane, as a strong, sympathetic Terry, takes us deep into the perilous journey to find the truth, and prevent Cynthia from meeting the same fate as her family. Lane exploits Barclays breathtaking momentum, building to an edge-of-the-seat climax and superbly portraying every character--killers, detectives, friends, a memorable mobster, and his comical gang. Not to be missed! M.T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Orion Publishing Group, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 752888617
Book Description Orion Publishing Group, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0752888617