No Time For Goodbye
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Thank you to William Morrow Publishers and Edelweiss for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Jeffrey from Kingston, NyA truly sad song and a fave of mine; I'm often disappointed and bewildered which songs are listed as "sad' by random people in online forums--as tho they have not had very much expose to music.
Thank you Linwood Barclay, this book was exactly what i needed! I recently went through a week-long reading slump, having completed/dnf'd two disappointing books (The Last Guest House & Temper) and was considering taking a break from reading for a while, but something made me decide to give this one a shot. I'm so glad I read this! Linwood Barclay is a dependable thriller author, so when I read the synopsis I knew this book would be interesting. It was entertaining to say the least, as well as creepy, thrilling, humorous, and so much more! The typewriter part of the story felt like a puzzle solver for me. I thought I saw through the plot-device to the ending of the novel once that underwood typewriter was introduced... Michelle With Style from UsaTo "the mutt from Houston"- Do u honestly think that anyone is going to believe you wrote this song...SERIOUSLY? You can't even construct a sentence properly, or so that it makes sense, (i.e.):
The action begins right away and I felt like I was experiencing Paul’s journey to the truth right alongside him. The typewriter messages may sound kooky but it all seemed plausible given the circumstances, which I’ll leave for you to discover. There are other characters and distractions that become quite meaningful, even creepily so, making this an intriguing story. No Time for Goodbye is a masterful blend of suspense and emotional depth that kept me hooked until the very end."To give credit where credit is due the central hook or plot twist which drives this story is fairly ingenious, unfortunately the narrative around it is doled out piecemeal and at times excruciatingly slow, drip by drip as if from an eye-dropper. I also found Terry and Cynthia unrealistic - for instance Cynthia, an understandably over-protective mother, abandons her daughter without a second thought in the middle of a crowded shopping mall to chase a man who looks like her long lost brother. When Terry follows her lead, she blows up at him for leaving their daughter alone in the Food Court. The book is full of such incongruities concerning our protagonists. Because of this I found it difficult to work up any empathy for these two and at times found them downright aggravating. This quote above is in reference to an old typewriter which the protagonist from A Noise Downstairs believes is possessed by the spirits of murder victims. It might sound a little crazy, but the premise makes for an entertaining psychological thriller with some surprising twists! This book had a solid, interesting story - but Linwood Barclay is no Jeff Abbott, in my opinion. For a thriller, you could do a lot worse than this. The mystery is fast-paced, exciting, mysterious, and makes relative sense.