Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Suspenseful Listen

Finished May 16
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay, read by Christopher Lane
Cynthia Bigge wakes up the morning after a big argument with her parents and finds her family missing. No sign of either of her parents or her older brother Todd. Both her parents cars are missing and there is no note. Uneasy, but making excuses she goes to school, but finds that her brother isn't there either. The police can find no trace of them.
Now, twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still wondering what happened and a local crime show does a segment on her missing family. Cynthia starts to see a strange car in the neighbourhood, gets a mysterious phone call, and finds her missing father's hat on the kitchen table.
Cynthia's husband Terry is sympathetic, but wonders about her behaviour and is concerned that she may be making things up. When she races after a man in a mall that she is "sure" is her brother, he really begins to worry.
Cynthia was brought up by her aunt Tess after her family's disappearance and still has a close relationship with her. She also has a close relationship with Rollie, her father's friend and the principal of the high school where Terry teaches. Terry starts to ask them questions about the past, and Cynthia and Terry hire a private investigator to dig deeper to see if the truth can be found.
There were moments here where I could guess what was coming next, but that never interfered with the suspense. I could hardly wait to get back in my car to hear the next segment.

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